Since 2014, the Silent Film Sound & Music Archive has been digitizing and sharing printed music for the silent cinema. Today the Archive contains nearly 1,200 individual pieces of sheet music and more than 3,000 links to music held by our partners; scores; collections of short pieces (also called photoplay albums); cue sheets; instruction manuals; and much more.

Cover of song "Love's Ship"

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