Lot 377: "Victory" Words By Jack Wilson/Ben Bard & Music by MK Jerome ANTIQUE US Marine WWI Sheet Music W/ Art by Alvan C "Hap" Hadley

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April 26, 2018, 7:00 PM EST
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Description: SCARCE ANTIQUE US Marine WWI Sheet Music W/ Art by Alvan C "Hap" Hadley. "Victory" Words by Jack Wilson & Ben Bard & Music by M. K. Jerome. ANTIQUE 1918 Sheet Music issued by Waterson-Berlin & Snyder Music Corp. of NYC with "Copyright 1918" on copyright page. Exactly as shown in listing scan(s). Nice Collectible Antique Sheet Music.

"Issued to commemorate the "victorious" end to WWI which the first song, "Wake Up America", helped to get us into." The words are buy Jack Wilson & Ben Bard & the music is by M. K. Jerome.

Illustrated with color cover art by noted Theatrical artist Alvan C. "Hap" Hadley, of a US Marine all decked out in fighting gear. The art is signed in the print in the lower right corner, Alvan C. Hadley. The interior two pages have the piano music & words. The Back cover has an advertisement excerpt of the Chorus from a racist song of the type openly condoned at the time. It is titled: "Mammy's Chocolate Soldier" & it was apparently hoped the lyrics would entice African-Americans into the US military. (see Pictures) Hap Hadley's artwork is highly prized in today's art market.

Alvan Cordell "Hap" Hadley 1895-1976) was an American artist specializing in pen & ink representations of popular subjects. He created posters for films & illustrations for sheet music. He created art for Buster Keaton, Charlie Chaplin, The Ringling Bros & Barnum & Bailey's Circus and billboards for Roy Rogers. A movie poster for the early Buster Keaton film "The General" was sold by Christie's on December 5, 1994, for $46,000. Hadley was also an actor, performing in the 1920-1921 Broadway revue "The Greenwich Village Follies of 1920" and the 1924 film "Floodgates."

Internally unmarked. Exterior; moderately worn with rubbing/right side abrasions/closed tears/creasing, but all lettering/decoration bright. Abrasion on right side could Binding Exterior; all lettering/decoration bright. matted out when framed.

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