J.W. Pepper

James Welsh Pepper (1853-1919)
Howard E. Pepper Building - 33rd & Walnut, Philadelphia (1910-1926)
Typical tutor (1880s)
Typical Sousa cover (1890s)



James Welsh Pepper (1853-1919) started this music instrument retailer and manufacturer in Philadelphia in 1877. The firm published sheet music from the 1880s to 1924. The Pepper Piano Music Magazine was issued from 1900 to 1912. Since the 1930s it has been a retail-only business.

Imprints, Addresses, Agencies

  • J.W. Pepper
  • J.W. Pepper & Son

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Sources Consulted

company website with timeline