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“I'm Waiting For a Letter Love”

Image for “I'm Waiting For a Letter Love”
Data Source
National Museum of American History
Description (Brief)
This sheet music for the song “I’m Waiting for a Letter Love” was written by Arthur W. French and composed by Charles O. Blake. The music was published by William A. Pond and Co. of New York, New York in 1875. The cover notes the music is the “latest compositions selected by Cotharin & Ball.” The central image on the cover is a portrait drawing of Cotharin and Ball, the banner over the top has instruments piled upon it, and there are two images of a grand piano and an upright piano on the bottom of the cover.
Currently not on view
Pond and Co.
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Physical Description
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
overall: 13 1/2 in x 10 1/2 in; 34.29 cm x 26.67 cm
Object Name
sheet music
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United States: New York, New York