SONGS OF THE PATRIOT

AMERICAN SHEET MUSIC FROM THE FIRST AND SECOND WORLD WARS

Songs of the Patriot takes viewers back in time to relive the American wartime homefront of both World Wars through lyrics and cover illustrations of popular songs and sheet music. The exhibit(s) explore how music publishers, songwriters, and cover artists rallied support for troops overseas. For example, publisher Leo Feist often used the back covers of sheet music for long patriotic messages declaring that “Music Will Help Win the War… A nation that sings can never be beaten…”

 

The exhibit(s) also explore the booming sheet music industry, early chromolithography and the significance of piano playing as a form of home entertainment.

WWI

We're Going Over
We're Going Over

1917. Starmer. 13.5 x 10.75 in.

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When the War Is Over
When the War Is Over

"When the War is Over (And the Boys March Home Again)," 1918. Natwick. 13.75 x 10.75 in.

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Good-Bye Germany
Good-Bye Germany

1918. Unknown. 13.75 x 10.25 in.

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We're Going Over
We're Going Over

1917. Starmer. 13.5 x 10.75 in.

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WWII

Ev’rybody Ev’ry Payday
Ev’rybody Ev’ry Payday

1942. Unsigned. 12 x 9 in.

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 The Bombardier Song
The Bombardier Song

1942. IM Ho. 12 x 9 in.

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The Caissons Go Rolling Along
The Caissons Go Rolling Along

1944. Unsigned. 12 x 9.25 in.

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Ev’rybody Ev’ry Payday
Ev’rybody Ev’ry Payday

1942. Unsigned. 12 x 9 in.

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traveling exhibits installation
installation of traveling exhibits

WWI and WWII Songs of the Patriot Installation: The Citadelle Art Foundation, Canadian, TX. Concept by Jon Long.

PREVIOUS INSTALLATIONS

Delta State University Archives and Museum, Cleveland, MS

Memphis Pink Palace Museum, Memphis, TN

Gallery at St. Mary's College, Morgana, CA

The Citadelle Art Foundation, Canadian, TX

Museum of the Pacific War, Fredericksburg, TX

 

October through November 2011

June through September 2013

February through April 2014

August through November 2014

February through July 2019

EXHIBIT SPECIFICATIONS

WWI CONTENT :

 

WWII CONTENT :

 

SECURITY REQUIREMENT :

 

SPACE REQUIREMENT :

 

RENTAL FEE :

50 framed vintage sheet music covers from World War I (1914 - 1919). Average framed size: 16 x 13".

 

50 framed vintage sheet music covers from World War II (1940 - 1945). Average framed size: 14 x 11".

 

Low

 

150 - 250 linear feet

 

$300 / week

WWI & WWII

CONTENT :

 

 

SECURITY REQUIREMENT :

 

SPACE REQUIREMENT :

 

RENTAL FEE :

                  

100 framed vintage sheet music covers from World War I and World War II. Framed sizes range from 13 x 9" to 16 x 13".

 

Low

 

300 - 500 linear feet

 

$500 / week