Popular song sheet music precedes the invention of sound recording and many American parlors had a lift-top piano stool to squirrel them away. Here's a few that stirred the armchair traveler, offering vision of the 'Mysterious East', an odd chord or two, the latest 'Oriental' dance craze or liberated the moon-june-spoon lyric triumvirate. These examples from the late 19th and early 20th century can be found at the ARC, the Library of Congress American Memory and university collections at Indiana, Duke, Johns Hopkins and UCLA.