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Object ID GENL-1969.003.0071
Object Name Music, Sheet
Description "Though Duty Calls It's Hard To Say Good-Bye", words and music by W.R. Williams; large off-white rectangular paper sheet, folded along left edge, forming 4 total pages; cover has color lithographic illustration taken from drawing of large red heart with man in WWI uniform and woman in white dress, almost kissing inside the heart; heart is super-imposed over insinuated battlefield with fencing; printed in light & medium blue, red, brown & peach, with title in black; publisher's information at bottom, along with "The Song Our 'Boys' are Singing", and "5" at bottom on front, presumably cost 5ยข; inner pages have music printed in black ink; outer back pages has advertisment for "The Story Book Ball" song printed in same medium blue ink; illustration on front by "Starmer".
Date 1917
Caption "Though Duty Calls It's Hard to Say Good-Bye" by W.R. Williams; 1917.
Makers mark Will Rossiter, Chicago, Ill.