Sheet Music, The Sheik of Araby
This is a Sheet music.
This object is not part of the Cooper Hewitt's permanent collection. It was able to spend time at the museum on loan from Smithsonian Libraries and Archives as part of The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s.
This song was a Tin Pan Alley hit, and was adopted by early jazz bands in New Orleans, making it a jazz standard. It was composed in response to the popularity of the 1921 Rudolph Valentino film The Sheik. The cover illustrates the song’s themes of romance and seduction.
It is credited
Smithsonian Libraries, Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Library, M1622.S688 S54 1921, Gift of Stephen Van Dyk.
Its dimensions are
H x W: 31 × 23 cm (12 3/16 × 9 1/16 in.)
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s.