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All Aboard for Heaven by Joseph Meyer and Billy Rose
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From the Smithsonian Collection
The lyrics of this song, and the image on the cover of the sheet music, reflect the prevalence of the connection in Americans' minds between the railways and the predominantly African American Pullman Porters who provided service on the nation's luxury rail cars. Although the song includes only one couplet that references a black railroader, the illustrator chose to put an African American on the cover of the music.
Physical Description
sheetmusic
Details
Date Made:
1925
Locations:
New York
Note:
Place of Publication
Credit:
NMAH, Archives Center
History
Transportation's role in people's daily lives, and the mobility it potentially provided, made it the subject of many popular songs.

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