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Title: "Song of the Volga Boatmen"

Accession Number: 2006.71.14
Category: MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS & SHEET MUSIC
Type: sheet music
Maker: G. Schirmer, Inc.; Spaeth, Sigmund
Place: USA, NY, New York; USA, CA, San Francisco; Russia, Volga
Date: 1926
Materials: paper
Description: Sheet music, "Song of the Volga Boatmen"; inspired the Cecil B. De Mille motion picture "The Volga Boatman" with William Boyd and Elinor Fair; English version words by Sigmund Spaeth; harmonized by Carl Deis; copyright by G. Schirmer, Inc., 1926; orange and blue cover illustration of setting sun and peasants on shore hauling line attached to boat in river, with "boatman" holding oar used as flagstaff for white flag; rubberstamped at bottom "Sherman, Clay & Co./'Everything in Music'/ Kearny and Sutter Streets/ San Francisco"; 2 pages. See near duplicates 1998.41.5-6.

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