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Aeolian Song Roll

Player-Piano Roll
early 20th century (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Aeolian Song Roll: Full Scale 26294. When Song is Sweet by G. Sans Souci, played by C. Blackmore. Line-block print title-sheet with a classical design featuring putti and acanthus. Sold by Hickes, Reading and Gloucester, ‘Noted for pianos, Gramophones, records etc.’


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Line-block, letterpress and lithograph printing
Brief Description
'Aeolian Song Roll': Full Scale 26294. 'When Song is Sweet' by G. Sans Souci, played by C. Blackmore. Line-block, letterpress and lithograph printing. Manufactured by The Aeolian Company Ltd., London and New York. Made in Great Britain. Sold by Hickes, Reading and Gloucester, England, ca.1900.
Physical Description
Aeolian Song Roll: Full Scale 26294. When Song is Sweet by G. Sans Souci, played by C. Blackmore. Line-block print title-sheet with a classical design featuring putti and acanthus. Sold by Hickes, Reading and Gloucester, ‘Noted for pianos, Gramophones, records etc.’
Dimensions
  • Size of title sheet height: 38.5cm
  • Size of title sheet width: 28.5cm
Dimensions taken from: Edge, Kevin. The Art of Selling Songs : Graphics for the Music Business, 1690-1990. London : Futures Publications, 1991.
Marks and Inscriptions
  • Lettered with the title, details of the composer, performer and key.
  • 'THE AEOLIAN COMPANY LTD / LONDON & NEW YORK / MADE IN GREAT BRITAIN' (Lettered.)
Production
E.1772-1990 is the box for this song roll.
Subjects depicted
Associated Object
Bibliographic Reference
Edge, Kevin. The Art of Selling Songs : Graphics for the Music Business, 1690-1990. London : Futures Publications, 1991.
Other Number
26294 - Song roll number
Collection
Accession Number
E.1773-1990

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