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Sheet Music213 of 213World War 1 sheet music from my collection - addition #2 - from anti-draft to pro-draftHidden treasure from a box of ephemera
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    Posted 12 years ago

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    At the start of World War 1 most of the sentiment in the U.S. was against the draft. Americans were reluctant to see their sons go to war.
    But when the U.S. entered the war in 1917, popular sheet music reflected a change of heart. American mothers were proud to have their sons join in the fight against Germany. The four pieces of sheet music shown above are but a few of those that illustrate this radical change in the attitudes of Americans. They are a small sampling of close to twenty pieces that I have put together in a colorful collage that starts off anti-draft and gradually becomes pro-draft. It reflects the major propaganda drive to get Americans to support the war.

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    1. Savoychina1 Savoychina1, 12 years ago
      Well...let's se'um!
    2. Hoopkrin, 12 years ago
      Can I submit that many pieces at one time?
    3. Savoychina1 Savoychina1, 12 years ago
      Nope, but if'n my cipherin is right it'll only take fore more times !
    4. potrero, 12 years ago
      I too would love to see all of them. You could do it in four more posts... why not?
    5. Hoopkrin, 12 years ago
      I will add the others later today.
    6. Nana Goza, 12 years ago
      Wow! Your mom collected sheet music like my grandmother, great aunt, and all the way back to my 3rd great grandmother. Mom has it all now, even some back to the Civil War era. We've already sent over 270 to the University of Pittsburgh where my great aunt graduated and have another box ready for the University of Texas where several of my siblings and I graduated. It has been quite an experience to see what all they saved.
    7. Hoopkrin, 12 years ago
      Nana Goza:
      Thanks for your comment. Obviously, your mom, aunt, grandmother and great grandmother shared a love for sheet muic wth my mom. While I understand that the music itself is worth collecting, I have framed some of my favorite covers and have them displayed in my home. I have also copied some with my computer, reduced them in size and made collages similar to the World War 1 collection.
    8. Nana Goza, 12 years ago
      The collage of reduced-size pictures is a great idea, if we could find wall space at Mom's. If not, I guess there are always scrapbooks, which take up less space.

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