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Harry Beard Collection

Sheet Music
ca. 1898 (published)
Artist/Maker
Place of origin

Outer cover of the sheet music for Whoa! The Animals written and composed by A.J. Mills (1872-1919) and Frank W. Carter and published by Francis, Day & Hunter in circa 1898.

The front sheet is covered with a pale blue and green wash. The song's title is displayed on a red oval bordered with gold. A range of animals peer from behind this oval, amongst them a pig, lion, tiger, hippo and a hissing snake which stretches out a forked tongue. This tongue reaches towards the top hat of a gentleman (presumably the song's singer Frank Coyne) who is dressed in a loose jacket,a red and white spotted neckerchief and carries an umbrella.

The back sheet is printed with a list of Francis, Day & Hunter's 'Newest Comic Songs', its inner cover is printed with the lyrics for the song and music and words for the first verse and chorus.

Object details

Category
Object type
TitleHarry Beard Collection (named collection)
Materials and techniques
Lithograph
Brief description
Outer cover of the sheet music for Whoa! The Animals published by Francis, Day &Hunter, circa 1898, Harry Beard Collection.
Physical description
Outer cover of the sheet music for Whoa! The Animals. The front sheet is covered with a pale blue and green wash. The song's title is displayed on a red oval bordered with gold. A range of animals peer from behind this oval, amongst them a pig, lion, tiger, hippo and a hissing snake which stretches out a forked tongue. This tongue reaches towards the top hat of a gentleman (presumably the song's singer Frank Coyne) who is dressed in a loose jacket,a red and white spotted neckerchief and carries an umbrella.
The back sheet is printed with a list of Francis, Day & Hunter's 'Newest Comic Songs', its inner cover is printed with the lyrics for the song and music and words for the first verse and chorus.
Dimensions
  • Height: 35.5cm
  • Width: 25.4cm
Width recorded is size of 'folded' sheet.
Subject depicted
Literary referenceWhoa the animals
Summary
Outer cover of the sheet music for Whoa! The Animals written and composed by A.J. Mills (1872-1919) and Frank W. Carter and published by Francis, Day & Hunter in circa 1898.

The front sheet is covered with a pale blue and green wash. The song's title is displayed on a red oval bordered with gold. A range of animals peer from behind this oval, amongst them a pig, lion, tiger, hippo and a hissing snake which stretches out a forked tongue. This tongue reaches towards the top hat of a gentleman (presumably the song's singer Frank Coyne) who is dressed in a loose jacket,a red and white spotted neckerchief and carries an umbrella.

The back sheet is printed with a list of Francis, Day & Hunter's 'Newest Comic Songs', its inner cover is printed with the lyrics for the song and music and words for the first verse and chorus.
Other number
F153-38 - H Beard Collection Numbering
Collection
Accession number
S.232:1-1989

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Record createdApril 6, 2010
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