JOHN PHILIP "THE MARCH KING" SOUSA - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED CHECK 06/01/1920 CO-SIGNED BY: JOHN P. SOUSA JR. - HFSID 40739
JOHN PHILIP SOUSA John Phillip Sousa fills out and signs a check to his son for $407.97. Partly Printed Check signed: "John Philip Sousa", 6½x2¾. New York, 1920 June 1. Drawn on The Commercial Trust Company of New York, payable to J.P. Sousa Jr. for $407.97.
Sale Price $450.00
JOHN PHILIP SOUSA
John Phillip Sousa fills out and signs a check to his son for $407.97.
Partly Printed Check signed: "John Philip Sousa", 6½x2¾. New York, 1920 June 1. Drawn on The Commercial Trust Company of New York, payable to J.P. Sousa Jr. for $407.97. Endorsed on verso: "J.P. Sousa, Jr./Hygro [illegible] Co./J.P. Sousa Jr./Pres". JOHN PHILIP SOUSA (1854-1932) is known chiefly for writing over 100 marches, including such classics as The Stars and Stripes Forever and The Washington Post, earning him the title of "The March King". Sousa, who had studied violin and trombone during his childhood, joined the U.S. Marine Band at age 13, playing with the group from 1867-1872. After later playing in popular orchestras, he returned in 1880 as director of the Marine Band, which is called the "President's Own". In addition to his many musical compositions, Sousa wrote five books, including three novels and an autobiography. known as "The March King", composed over 140 military marches, including Stars and Stripes Forever. JOHN PHILIP SOUSA, JR. (1881-1937) was active in several businesses, primarily in the manufacturing field. Bank cancellation holes touch some letters of signatures on verso, the upper signature is also touched by a bank stamp. Overall, fine condition.
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