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American beauty
Additional title: American beauty, blonde or brunette, is fairest by far, our own nation's pet. [first line of chorus]
Additional title: They sing of beauties o'er the sea. [first line]
Schuette, H. George (Composer)
Schuette, H. George (Lyricist)
Russell, Lillian (1861-1922) (Singer)
Clauder, Jos. (Joseph) (1853-1913) (Arranger)

American popular songs

Sheet music, 1895

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1895
Place: New York ; London
Publisher: National Music Co. ; Chas. Sheard & Co.
Library locations
Music Division
Feminine beauty (Aesthetics)
Russell, Lillian, 1861-1922
Content: Cover includes a photograph of Lillian Russell, with a reproduction of her signature. Cover border contains balcony boxes from a theater with a proscenium adorned with an American eagle emblem and flags.
Content: On cover: Dedicated (by permission) to the American beauty Miss Lillian Russell "one of the prettiest songs."
Statement of responsibility: [arr. by Jos. Clauder ; words and music by H. George Schhuette].
Physical Description
Extent: 1 score (6 p.) ; 36 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): fbdb1340-c58f-012f-809f-58d385a7bc34
Rights Statement
The New York Public Library believes that this item is in the public domain under the laws of the United States, but did not make a determination as to its copyright status under the copyright laws of other countries. This item may not be in the public domain under the laws of other countries. Though not required, if you want to credit us as the source, please use the following statement, "From The New York Public Library," and provide a link back to the item on our Digital Collections site. Doing so helps us track how our collection is used and helps justify freely releasing even more content in the future.

Item timeline of events

  • 1895: Issued
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2020: Found by you!
  • 2021

MLA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "American beauty" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1895.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "American beauty" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed May 25, 2020.

APA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. (1895). American beauty Retrieved from

Wikipedia Citation

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American beauty