Sheet Music, Black and Tan Fantasy, 1927
This is a Sheet Music.
This is the first published edition of the famous jazz composition Black and Tan Fantasy. A musical arrangement for the foxtrot, a popular dance starting in the late teens, it was ideal for nightclubs in the jazz age.
It is credited
Smithsonian Libraries, Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Library, M1366.E44 B53 1927, Gift of Stephen Van Dyk.
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Its dimensions are
H x W: 26.5 × 17 cm (10 7/16 × 6 11/16 in.)
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This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s.