Songs of Love

Sheet Music

The Smithsonian Institution is home to a number of collections of sheet music. Two of the largest are the Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music, at the Archives Center, National Museum of American History, and the Bella C. Landauer Collection of Aeronautical Sheet Music, at the National Air and Space Museum Library. The selection of sheet music below includes love songs from both collections. 

It should be noted that due to the historical moment in which the sheet music was written and collected, the representational qualities of the music in this selection are limited.