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Composed by:
Ernest Breuer, 1886 - 1981  Search this
Written by:
J. Brandon Walsh, American, 1882 - 1955  Search this
Subject of:
Sophie Tucker, American, 1887 - 1966  Search this
Published by:
Will Rossiter Publisher, American  Search this
Owned by:
Vernon Sugg McDonald, American, 1906 - 1982  Search this
Mary Elizabeth Sugg, American, 1839 - 1915  Search this
ink on paper
H x W: 13 7/8 × 10 7/16 in. (35.2 × 26.5 cm)
sheet music
Place collected:
Sonora, Tuolumne County, California, United States, North and Central America
Place printed:
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, United States, North and Central America
Sheet music for the song When The War Breaks Out In Mexico I'm Going To Go To Montreal. The front cover features an illustration of a caricatured African American man running and following a sign for Montreal. To the left of the illustration there is a black and white photograph of Sophie Tucker. Blue type on top portion of front cover reads: [Written for laughing purposes only! / WHEN THE WAR BREAKS OUT IN MEXICO / I'M GOING TO GO TO MONTREAL / WORDS BY / J. BRANDON WALSH / MUSIC BY / ERNEST BREUER / WRITERS OF / "MOTHER GOOSE'S TANGO BALL" / "THE IRISH TANGO." ETC / Published for / BAND and ORCHESTRA]. The publisher’s logo in the bottom right of the cover reads: [Will Rossiter / The Chicago Publisher / 136 W. Lake St. Chicago, Ill. / Copyright MCMXIV By Will Rossiter]. There is a signature in the bottom left hidden in the illustration that reads [STARMER]. The interior of the sheet music consist of four pages of music bars and notes, in black print, for the song. The back cover features advertisements for additional songs in blue print.
African American  Search this
Caricature and cartoons  Search this
Minstrel (Music)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Sylvia Alden Roberts
Object number:
Restrictions & Rights:
Public domain
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Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture