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Written by:
Scott Joplin, American, 1867 - 1917  Search this
Received by:
Etta Moten Barnett, American, 1901 - 2004  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper with fabric and cardboard
Dimensions:
H x W x D (open): 8 15/16 × 19 7/8 × 3/4 in. (22.7 × 50.5 × 1.9 cm)
H x W x D (closed): 8 15/16 × 10 3/16 × 3/4 in. (22.7 × 25.8 × 1.9 cm)
Type:
books
Place printed:
New York, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1911
Description:
A black-and-yellow music score for Treemonisha: Opera in Three Acts, written and published by Scott Joplin, and inscribed to singer Etta Moten Barnett from Mrs. Scott Joplin.
The large quarto book has original cloth-backed printed covers and 230 pages. The front cover features an ornate double-lined square border within which is black type that reads: [TREEMONISHA / OPERA / in Three Acts / Words and Music / BY / SCOTT JOPLIN. / Price $2.50 / PUBLISHED BY / SCOTT JOPLIN / NEW YORK.]. Small flowers and various abstract art deco are drawn in and around the title words. On the inside cover is an inscription, “To / Etta Moten / From / Mrs. Scott Joplin / June 18-1939” in dark ink. The last page with black print is numbered at 230. There are no markings on the reverse of the back cover.
Topic:
African American  Search this
Composers (Musicians)  Search this
Music  Search this
Opera (Music)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2022.21.17
Restrictions & Rights:
Public domain
Proper usage is the responsibility of the user.
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Documents and Published Materials-Sheet music
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd58654f087-353e-49f5-86f5-4cb9f840657f
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2022.21.17