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American beauty
Additional title: American beauty, blonde or brunette, is fairest by far, our own nation's pet. [first line of chorus]
Additional title: They sing of beauties o'er the sea. [first line]
Schuette, H. George (Composer)
Schuette, H. George (Lyricist)
Russell, Lillian (1861-1922) (Singer)
Clauder, Jos. (Joseph) (1853-1913) (Arranger)

American popular songs.

Sheet music, 1895

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1895
Date Issued: 1895
Place: New York ; London
Publisher: National Music Co. ; Chas. Sheard & Co.
Library locations
Music Division
Feminine beauty (Aesthetics)
Russell, Lillian, 1861-1922
Sheet music
Content: Cover includes a photograph of Lillian Russell, with a reproduction of her signature. Cover border contains balcony boxes from a theater with a proscenium adorned with an American eagle emblem and flags.
Content: On cover: Dedicated (by permission) to the American beauty Miss Lillian Russell "one of the prettiest songs."
Statement of responsibility: [arr. by Jos. Clauder ; words and music by H. George Schhuette].
Physical Description
Extent: 1 score (6 p.) ; 36 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): fbdb1340-c58f-012f-809f-58d385a7bc34
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Item timeline of events

  • 1895: Issued
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2016: Found by you!
  • 2017

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American beauty