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Composer; lyricist:
Berlin, Irving  Search this
Publisher:
Irving Berlin, Inc.  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 12 in x 9 1/4 in; 30.48 cm x 23.495 cm
Object Name:
sheet music
Place made:
United States: New York, New York
Publishing date:
1939
Description:
This sheet music is for the song “God Bless America,” written and composed by Irving Berlin, and published by Irving Berlin, Inc in 1938. Irving Berlin (1888–1989) wrote the song in 1918, at the end of World War I. In 1938, with war again approaching, Berlin revised the work as a “peace song.” Kate Smith’s recording of the updated “God Bless America” became the number three hit in 1939.
Location:
Currently not on view
Subject:
Church and State  Search this
Related event:
World War I  Search this
ID Number:
1983.0320.07
Accession number:
1983.0320
Catalog number:
1983.0320.07
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ab-7680-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_670715