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Subject of:
Flora Irwin  Search this
Composed by:
Walter Hausley  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 5/8 × 10 3/4 in. (34.6 × 27.3 cm)
sheet music
Place collected:
Sugg McDonald House, 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 "That Nigger Treated Me All Right." The front cover of the sheet music features an image of a white woman in a dress. The image has a blue hue. A colorful design borders the image. Blue type on the front cover reads: [That Nigger / Treated Me All Right / AS SUNG BY / FLO IRWIN / WORDS AND MUSIC BY / Walter Hausley / AUTHOR OF / FLO I LOVE YOU SO / I'll Carve That Nigger When / We Meet ]. Underneath the image is another text box that reads: [FLO-IRWIN / MUSICAL SUPPLEMENT / TO THE / SUNDAY EXAMINER / PUBLISHED BY WILL ROSSITER CHICAGO ILL N.Y.]. The interior of the sheet music has two pages of music bars and notes, in black ink, for the song. The music bars and notes for the song continue on the back cover in blue ink. At the bottom of the music bars, the lyrics are written out.
Objects depicting racist and/or stereotypical imagery or language may be offensive and disturbing, but the NMAAHC aims to include them in the Collection to present and preserve the historical context in which they were created and used. Objects of this type provide an important historical record from which to study and evaluate racism.
African American  Search this
Minstrel (Music)  Search this
Stereotypes  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