In 1876, while working as an engraver in his father’s Philadelphia print shop, James Welsh Pepper was inspired to combine his affinity for
teaching music with the family business. A deep love and wide knowledge of music, combined with business savvy and a strong
work ethic, helped Pepper to build whatwould become the world’s leading sheet music retailer.
Much of our story is told in the film
To All Lovers of Song and Music.
To explore the interactive timeline, visit jwpepper.com/since1876
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