Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Old Sheet Music

Last night I bought some vintage sheet music with the intent of turning it into some kind of art project.

Those intentions have failed. After looking it over I just can't bear to cut it up. One magazine was from 1914 and one was from 1916. The ads are facinating. Of the others they range in age from 1918 to 1940. One called Any Man's Sister has a copyright of 1918 by Kay-See Music Co. Kansas City, MO. It starts with a paragraph above the song that says

NOTE! - This song was written to relate the story of a poor girl who became the victim of circumstances which might befall any girl not knowing conditions that exist in the larger cities.

Newspapers, reformers and societies have been trying to help these poor souls who have fallen into the mercy of traffic dealers.

They are trying to eliminate these unworthy conditions and help the innocent victims to live a legitimate life again before it is too late.

We hope this song will add to the cause.
The Writers.

Now how could I cut that up? Not sure what I am going to do with it, but cutting it into pieces isn't an option.

1 comment:

MiMi said...

Oh, I wouldn't cut it up either. Maybe you could display it somehow? Maybe in a frame...