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Ain't it Marvellous?

  • Object:

    Scores

  • Place of origin:

    London (published)
    New York (published)

  • Date:

    ca. late 19th century - early 20th century (printed and published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Ellis, Albert E. (lyricist)
    Banks, Harry G. (lithographer)
    O'dell, Thomas M.F. (composer)
    Francis, Day & Hunter (publishers)
    T.B. Harms & Co. (publishers)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Lithograph

  • Museum number:

    S.644-2012

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Music sheet for <i>Ain't it Marvellous?</i>, written by Albert E. Ellis and composed by Thomas M.F. O'dell. Sung by Pat Rafferty. Published in London by Francis, Day & Hunter and in New York by T.B. Harms, ca. late 19th century - early 20th century.

Physical description

Music sheet for <i>Ain't it Marvellous?</i>, written by Albert E. Ellis, composed by Thomas M.F. O'dell, published in London and New York. Illustrated in colour with a full-length portrait of a gentleman, possibly Pat Rafferty, wearing a brown suit and holding a walking stick. Also illustrated with two small scenes from the song on the right hand side of the page, featuring a head and shoulders portrait of lady wearing a black hat and a small scene with a lady seen from the back.

Place of Origin

London (published)
New York (published)

Date

ca. late 19th century - early 20th century (printed and published)

Artist/maker

Ellis, Albert E. (lyricist)
Banks, Harry G. (lithographer)
O'dell, Thomas M.F. (composer)
Francis, Day & Hunter (publishers)
T.B. Harms & Co. (publishers)

Materials and Techniques

Lithograph

Marks and inscriptions

'Ain't it marvellous? / (A short time / ago she was / stony brokio) / Chorus / Ain't it marvellous? / Ain't it marvellous? / Folks begin to wonder why - / Then they wink the other eye; / When you think of it, without the slightest fuss, / Ain't it marvel-ar-vel-ar-vel-ar-vel-ous? / high class / baby carriages / cash or on [...] / three years / purchase system / Mrs Smith believes / in providing for / a squallid day / Written by Albert E. Ellis / Composed by Thos. m.F. O'dell / Sung by Pat Rafferty'
Printed on front cover.

Dimensions

Height: 35.5 cm, Width: 25.7 cm

Descriptive line

Music sheet for Ain't it Marvellous?, written by Albert E. Ellis, composed by Thomas M.F. O'dell, published in London and New York, ca. late 19th century - early 20th century. Piano and vocal score.

Materials

Paper; Printing ink

Techniques

Printing; Lithograph

Categories

Entertainment & Leisure; Prints

Collection

Theatre and Performance Collection

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