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Music is an art form, and a cultural activity, whose medium is sound. General definitions of music include common elements such as pitch (which governs melody and harmony), rhythm (and its associated concepts tempo, meter, and articulation), dynamics (loudness and softness), and the sonic qualities of timbre and texture (which are sometimes termed the "color" of a musical sound). Different styles or types of music may emphasize, de-emphasize or omit some of these elements. Music is performed with a vast range of instruments and vocal techniques ranging from singing to rapping; there are solely instrumental pieces, solely vocal pieces (such as songs without instrumental accompaniment) and pieces that combine singing and instruments. The word derives from Greek μουσική (mousike; "art of the Muses"). See glossary of musical terminology.

In its most general form, the activities describing music as an art form or cultural activity include the creation of works of music (songs, tunes, symphonies, and so on), the criticism of music, the study of the history of music, and the aesthetic examination of music. Ancient Greek and Indian philosophers defined music in two parts: melodies, as tones ordered horizontally, and harmonies as tones ordered vertically. Common sayings such as "the harmony of the spheres" and "it is music to my ears" point to the notion that music is often ordered and pleasant to listen to. However, 20th-century composer John Cage thought that any sound can be music, saying, for example, "There is no noise, only sound."

The creation, performance, significance, and even the definition of music vary according to culture and social context. Indeed, throughout history, some new forms or styles of music have been criticized as "not being music", including Beethoven's Grosse Fuge string quartet in 1825, early jazz in the beginning of the 1900s and hardcore punk in the 1980s. There are many types of music, including popular music, traditional music, art music, music written for religious ceremonies and work songs such as chanteys. Music ranges from strictly organized compositions—such as Classical music symphonies from the 1700s and 1800s—through to spontaneously played improvisational music such as jazz, and avant-garde styles of chance-based contemporary music from the 20th and 21st centuries.

Music can be divided into genres (e.g., country music) and genres can be further divided into subgenres (e.g., country blues and pop country are two of the many country subgenres), although the dividing lines and relationships between music genres are often subtle, sometimes open to personal interpretation, and occasionally controversial. For example, it can be hard to draw the line between some early 1980s hard rock and heavy metal. Within the arts, music may be classified as a performing art, a fine art or as an auditory art. Music may be played or sung and heard live at a rock concert or orchestra performance, heard live as part of a dramatic work (a music theater show or opera), or it may be recorded and listened to on a radio, MP3 player, CD player, smartphone or as film score or TV show.

In many cultures, music is an important part of people's way of life, as it plays a key role in religious rituals, rite of passage ceremonies (e.g., graduation and marriage), social activities (e.g., dancing) and cultural activities ranging from amateur karaoke singing to playing in an amateur funk band or singing in a community choir. People may make music as a hobby, like a teen playing cello in a youth orchestra, or work as a professional musician or singer. The music industry includes the individuals who create new songs and musical pieces (such as songwriters and composers), individuals who perform music (which include orchestra, jazz band and rock band musicians, singers and conductors), individuals who record music (music producers and sound engineers), individuals who organize concert tours, and individuals who sell recordings, sheet music, and scores to customers. Even once a song or piece has been performed, music critics, music journalists, and music scholars may assess and evaluate the piece and its performance.

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Dude sweet music, superb costumes.

Dude sweet music, superb costumes.

Harry Montague's Comedy Company. Forms part of: Theatrical poster collection (Library of Congress)

[Harry Houdini, King of Cards]
Kellar, American vaudeville and popular entertainment 1870 1920

Kellar, American vaudeville and popular entertainment 1870 1920

Caption: Levitation. Created and "copyright 1894 by The Strobridge Lith. Co., Cin'ti & New York." No. 6152B. Forms part of: Magic poster collection (Library of Congress)

Kellar, American vaudeville and popular entertainment 1870 1920

Kellar, American vaudeville and popular entertainment 1870 1920

Caption: Levitation. Created and "copyright 1894 by The Strobridge Lith. Co., Cin'ti & New York." No. 6152B. Forms part of: Magic poster collection (Library of Congress)

Zeichnet vierte österreichische Kriegsanleihe / A. Karpellus.

Zeichnet vierte österreichische Kriegsanleihe / A. Karpellus.

Poster shows a 16th century soldier holding up a flag with the Austro-Hungarian double-headed Imperial eagle on it. Text: Subscribe to the 4th Austrian War Loan. Forms part of: Rehse-Archiv für Zeitgeschichte u... More

A  Company Making Music

A Company Making Music

Dutch (artist nationality) draughtsman, engraver, print publisher and painter (artist role) Recto: bottom center: (within image) Crispin de Pass inuent . excudit . ; bottom: (beneath image, in Latin) Concentu v... More

[Musical scales or range of sound ascribed by Kepler to Saturn, Jupiter, Mars, Earth, Venus, and Mercury; and surrounding text]

[Musical scales or range of sound ascribed by Kepler to Saturn, Jupite...

Illus. and text in: Harmonices mundi / Johann Kepler. Lincii Austriae : J. Plancus, 1619, p. 207. Published in: The tradition of science / Leonard C. Bruno. Washington, D.C. : Library of Congress, 1987, p. 35.

Georg Balthasar Probst - L' Ouie (Hearing)

Georg Balthasar Probst - L' Ouie (Hearing)

German (artist nationality) engraver (artist role) Recto: u. c.: (in reverse) L'Ouie; u. r.: 173; l. c.: Auditus. L'Ouie. L'Udito. Das Gehör.; l. r.: Med. Folo. No. 45.; l. r.: Georg Balthasar Probst, excud. A.... More

DCM 0767: Tuerlinckx; Heinrich Grenser Flute in C

DCM 0767: Tuerlinckx; Heinrich Grenser Flute in C

Lower body and foot joint by H. Grenser, head joint and possibly upper body joint by Tuerlinckx. Instrument type: Flute in C Medium: Ebony, ivory cap, cork-setting mechanism and ferrules, silver keys.; 62.4 cm... More

DCM 0386: Johann Georg Otto Flute in C

DCM 0386: Johann Georg Otto Flute in C

The present steel spring appears to be a replacement and the foot joint bottom ferrule also appears to be a replacement. Instrument type: Flute in C Medium: Boxwood, stained, ivory cap and ferrules, brass key.;... More

DCM 0405: Potter Flute in C

DCM 0405: Potter Flute in C

Instrument type: Flute in C Medium: Ivory, silver keys.; 66.2 cm. Key Holes System: 6 keys, square flaps, with pewter plug and silver mount for high C. Mark Maximum: POTTER / SENIOR / LONDON / 1778 Mark Additi... More

[Page of illustrated alphabet from New England Primer, 1721: letters T through Z]

[Page of illustrated alphabet from New England Primer, 1721: letters T...

Reference copy may be in LOT 7003. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: Rare Bk. Div.; Alphabets; Primers; Shelf.

[Page of illustrated alphabet from New England Primer, 1721: letters A through F]

[Page of illustrated alphabet from New England Primer, 1721: letters A...

Reference copy may be in LOT 7003. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: Rare Bk. Div.; Alphabets; Primers; Shelf.

Newland / Zeuner collection

Newland / Zeuner collection

William Augustine Newland (1813-1901), Philadelphia organist, choirmaster, conductor, and music teacher. Charles Zeuner (1795-1857), student of Johann Nepomuk Hummel, settled in Boston in the 1820s and became w... More

Pandemonium college, or The battle of the bulls, bears, and lame ducks, as fought in 'C--ge- Alley, British Cartoon Print

Pandemonium college, or The battle of the bulls, bears, and lame ducks...

Political cartoon showing animals as humans at stock market, and poem decrying stock jobbing. Forms part of : British Cartoon Prints Collection (Library ofg Congress).

The harlots nurse, or modern procuress / Boitard sculpt., British Cartoon Print

The harlots nurse, or modern procuress / Boitard sculpt., British Cart...

Print shows an interior view of a room in which a tightly corsetted courtesan admires herself in a mirror as her maid, or procuress, views her from behind. This scene is mirrored by a cat toying with a mouse un... More

Utagawa Toyoharu - Ukie jūnidan kangen no zu

Utagawa Toyoharu - Ukie jūnidan kangen no zu

Print shows a long hall receding into the background for a perspective view, with eight women playing musical instruments arranged along the sides and in the rear is a woman playing a koto; in the foreground, o... More

[Emblematical female figures engaged in the arts of painting, sculpture, architecture, and music]

[Emblematical female figures engaged in the arts of painting, sculptur...

Illus. in: Iconography; or a collection of Emblematical Figures, by George Richardson, 1779, four engravings (figs. 137-140). Ref. copy may be in SSF (Gr). On print: Published as the Act Directs Decr. 1777. Thi... More

Carte du théatre de la guerre entre les anglais et les Américains / dressée ... par M. Brion de la Tour.

Carte du théatre de la guerre entre les anglais et les Américains / dr...

Print shows cartouche with a Native wearing feathered headdress and skirt reclining against wall which bears title inscription; flags, banners, and shield on his right, trees in the background. Title from item.... More

--Cater ... an amateur of music well known at the Queen's Arms concert in Newgate Street / J.N. 1784 ; etched by J. Nixon.

--Cater ... an amateur of music well known at the Queen's Arms concert...

Print shows an elderly man sitting on a bench, holding a violin, with a music stand in front of him.

The way to keep him as perform'd at the Richmond Theatre &c. Act V, British Cartoon Print

The way to keep him as perform'd at the Richmond Theatre &c. Act V, Br...

"Lovemore (Lord Derby) stands between Mrs. Lovemore (Mrs. Damer), who holds his right arm, and the Widow Belmour (the fat Mrs. Hobart)..." (Source: George) A scene from Act V of Murphy's play as performed at th... More

S.W.Fores - A cotilion sic

S.W.Fores - A cotilion sic

[By] W. H. Kingsbury. (statement of responsibility) A continuous strip mounted on linen (26 1/2 x 208 cm) folded, accordion fashion, to form 10 leaves. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as... More

[Title page of Regeln fur die Ordnung und Disciplin der Truppen der Vereinigten Staaten, Philadelphia, 1793, no illus.]

[Title page of Regeln fur die Ordnung und Disciplin der Truppen der Ve...

Illus. in: Regeln fur die Ordnung und Disciplin der Truppen der Vereinigten Staaten, Philadelphia, 1793, title page. Reference copy may be in LOT 4424. This record contains unverified, old data from caption car... More

The cockney's travels - Edgar Bateman

The cockney's travels - Edgar Bateman

Lead sheet enclosed. Printed in USA in 1896.

J. Estey & Co. - Print, Library of Congress collection

J. Estey & Co. - Print, Library of Congress collection

This record contains unverified data from PGA shelflist card. Associated name on shelflist card: Biglow (L.H.) & Co.

James McNeill Whistler - [The music room]

James McNeill Whistler - [The music room]

Etching by James Abbott McNeill Whistler, 1834-1903. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card.

Grown ladies and gentlemen taught to dance!!, British Cartoon Print

Grown ladies and gentlemen taught to dance!!, British Cartoon Print

Print shows a dancing master with violin teaching a man how to bow as two people sit on chairs against the wall, a couple dances, and a man and woman use contraptions to improve their posture. Title from item. ... More

Myron A. Decker - Print, Library of Congress collection

Myron A. Decker - Print, Library of Congress collection

This record contains unverified data from PGA shelflist card. Associated name on shelflist card: Donaldson Brothers.

Grand combination troupe! - Print, Library of Congress collection

Grand combination troupe! - Print, Library of Congress collection

This record contains unverified data from PGA shelflist card. Associated name on shelflist card: Lunt.

Volcano of Delight: Historic Sheet Music, 1800-1922
Pieces, March 4, 1801. Song

Pieces, March 4, 1801. Song

Forms part of The Thomas Jefferson Papers, 1606 to 1827; for additional information, see: http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.mss/eadmss.ms008069 Pieces, March 4, 1801. Song. Original document scanned in 1999-2000 for the f... More

The ugly club / Van Assen del. et sculp., British Cartoon Print

The ugly club / Van Assen del. et sculp., British Cartoon Print

Two men, one with a very large nose, and the other with no nose at all, standing on stools, facing each other, in front of other disfigured men around table, at Williams's Tavern, Liverpool. Forms part of: Brit... More

[Mr. Graupner - seated and holding music]

[Mr. Graupner - seated and holding music]

Drawing shows a portrait of Gottlieb Graupner, a music publisher in Boston, facing front while holding a sheet of music. (DLC/PP-1995:140.28) Philadelphia Print Shop inventory no. 28. Title from Philadelphia Pr... More

"A little music"--or--The delights of harmony / Js. Gillray., British Cartoon Print

"A little music"--or--The delights of harmony / Js. Gillray., British ...

Print shows at center in a parlor a man playing a flute, he steps on a small dog's tail causing it to yelp, on the right a young woman is playing a pianoforte with some intent as a man holds her music book open... More

Young People's Concerts Scripts: The Sound of a Hall [typescript with emendation in pencil; "Music Cues"]

Young People's Concerts Scripts: The Sound of a Hall [typescript with ...

From: Young People's Concerts Television Scripts Series

Ryū ko niban, Yajima Gogaku

Ryū ko niban, Yajima Gogaku

Print shows a woman playing a koto with a dragon curled around her. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-2006. Format: double sheet Shikishi Ni... More

Reed and Stiles will execute bank notes and engraving of all kinds, in such a manner, and on such terms, as they think will give universal satisfaction. Orders thankfully received

Reed and Stiles will execute bank notes and engraving of all kinds, in...

Print shows an advertisement in the form of bank notes in the denominations of 2 and 3 advertising Reed and Stiles engraving and copperplate printing firm in Hartford and East Windsor, Connecticut. At the top o... More

Republican anti-caucus ticket. For President John Quincy Adams for Vice-President, some tried and approved patriot ...

Republican anti-caucus ticket. For President John Quincy Adams for Vic...

Electoral ticket for John Quincy Adams, listing 24 Virginia electors. Illus. in: Rare Book Division. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card.

Dubois & Stodart Hoogland sc

Dubois & Stodart Hoogland sc

Print shows a young woman sitting at and playing a "Dubois & Stodart" upright piano. Possibly an advertisement showing a type of piano manufactured by Dubois & Stodart. Title from item. Signed on plate at botto... More

La Cracovienne, dans la Gipsy Pas dance par Fanny Ellsler

La Cracovienne, dans la Gipsy Pas dance par Fanny Ellsler

LOT subdivision subject: Dancing. Title and other information transcribed from caption card and item. Published by G.E. Blake, No 13 So. Fifth St., Philadelphia. Caption card tracings: Poland Crakow; Publ Ind... More

The handsome man / E. B... ; N. Currier's lith., N.Y.

The handsome man / E. B... ; N. Currier's lith., N.Y.

Sheet music cover showing well-dressed man, with women admiring him from behind.

Democratic ticket. Stop Van!!!

Democratic ticket. Stop Van!!!

An illustrated election ticket for Martin Van Buren and Richard M. Johnson, listing Ohio Democratic electors for the presidential race of 1836. The ticket is illustrated with a small vignette of a man, possibl... More

[Political cartoon showing Webster, Harrison, White, and Van Buren riding hogs; below is Democratic ticket of Van Buren and Johnson and Ohio Electors - 1836]

[Political cartoon showing Webster, Harrison, White, and Van Buren rid...

Photoprint of engraving. Appears to be a detail of broadside sheet reproduced in LC-USZ61-1654. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card, with subsequent revisions. Caption card tracings: Pol... More

Raimund und Melusina hatten das hochzeitliche Lager bestiegen und mit zärtlicher Liebe hielten sie einander umschlungen; ..

Raimund und Melusina hatten das hochzeitliche Lager bestiegen und mit ...

Illustration for a story showing a triptych with, on the center panel, the nobleman Raymond embracing Melusine on a bed labeled "RM" on the day of their wedding; on the left panel people are listening to a musi... More

Blake's patriotic log cabin music

Blake's patriotic log cabin music

A Whig campaign song in praise of William Henry Harrison, illustrated with a rural tableau of the candidate's fabled log cabin on the Ohio River. The cabin stands in a clearing, and flies an American flag. A ci... More

Music
A national hymn

A national hymn

Broadside shows words of song, illustrated with a death-bed scene of Gen. William H. Harrison.

Royal Gardens, Vauxhall. Juvenile fete, next Wednesday, 21st ...

Royal Gardens, Vauxhall. Juvenile fete, next Wednesday, 21st ...

Text-only broadside announcing a festival at Vauxhall Gardens, London, England, 1841?. Includes a list of the events and scheduled performances, including the release of the balloon "Fat Boy." "A great personag... More

The Georgia melodies. As sung by the Georgia Champions / Lith. of E.W. Bouve, Boston.

The Georgia melodies. As sung by the Georgia Champions / Lith. of E.W....

Music cover illustrated with couple dancing on porch.

Then You'll Remember Me

Then You'll Remember Me

Music cover showing beautiful woman seated in chair, holding a piece of jewelry. LOT subdivision subject: Sentimental - Women. Title and other information transcribed from caption card and item. Published by Fi... More

Madame Augusta in the cachucha

Madame Augusta in the cachucha

431 U.S. Copyright Office. This record contains unverified data from PGA shelflist card. Associated name on shelflist card: Sarony & Major.

Whitlock's collection of Ethiopian melodies. As sung with great applause by William Whitlock at the principal theatres in the United States

Whitlock's collection of Ethiopian melodies. As sung with great applau...

Music cover showing two men on stage, one dancing and one playing banjo.

Fanny Ellsler in the shadow dance
Music of the Ethiopian Serenaders

Music of the Ethiopian Serenaders

Music cover showing Pell playing bones, Harrington and White playing banjos, Stanwood playing accordian, and Germon playing tambourine. LOT subdivision subject: Negro Minstrels. Title and other information tran... More

Plantation melodies / J.H. Bufford's lith., Boston.

Plantation melodies / J.H. Bufford's lith., Boston.

Music cover showing two boys seated on bench, with one of them playing a flute, and the other holding book of music.

Jim Crow Jubilee

Jim Crow Jubilee

Sheet music cover illustration with caricatures of ragged African American musicians and dancers. LOT subdivision subject: Negro Minstrels. Title and other information transcribed from caption card and item. Co... More

Melodies of Bancker's troop of Sable Brothers

Melodies of Bancker's troop of Sable Brothers

LOT subdivision subject: Negro Minstrels. Title and other information transcribed from caption card. Copyright by A & J.P. Ordway.

The Sons of Columbia. A national song. Written for the Fourth of July and set to music by Theodore Ascherfeld, Havre De Grace, Md. / Lith. by Otto Knirsch, Phila.

The Sons of Columbia. A national song. Written for the Fourth of July ...

Music cover showing soldiers on parade, probably in Philadelphia, Pa.

Solon Shingle! and his great apple sass case. Words and music published by Firth Son & Co. 563 Broadway N. Y ... J. E. Owens as Solon Shingle at the Howard Athenaeum tonight. [n. d.].

Solon Shingle! and his great apple sass case. Words and music publishe...

Verse. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 81, Folder 8.

I'm thinking of home. Words by J. Simmonds. Music by F. Buckley. Music sold by Horace Waters, 333 Broadway. Andrews, Printer, 38 Chatham Street, N. Y
Lecture by Rev. Mr. Burnap at the M. P. Church, 9th st. this evening. A band of music will be in attendance. Admission 25 cts. [Washington, D. C. n. d.].
I'm thinking of home. Words by J. Simmonds. Music by F. Buckley. Music sold by Horace Waters, 333 Broadway. Andrews, P Printer, 38 Chatham st, N. Y
Royal Gardens, Vauxhall ... this day, Monday, May 5th, a balloon ascent will positively take place by the veteran Green, in the Royal Nassau balloon ...

Royal Gardens, Vauxhall ... this day, Monday, May 5th, a balloon ascen...

Text-only broadside announcing ascensions by Charles Green in his balloon "Royal Nassau" and Hugh Bell, in his "patent locomotive balloon" from the Royal Gardens, Vauxhall, London, England, May 1851. Text also... More

Meda songs. Book illustration from Library of Congress

Meda songs. Book illustration from Library of Congress

Pictorial notation of an Ojibwa music board. Illus. in: Historical and statistical information respecting the history, condition and prospects of the Indian tribes of the United States / Henry Rowe Schoolcraft.... More

Concert of vocal & instrumental music by the pupils of Henry Female College under the direction of C. E. B. Armstrong & Mrs. Martha Hamilton. Friday evening, May 23, 1851. Hulls + Shannon, Prs, 83 + 85 Fourth Street, Louisville.
Dr. M.G. Kerr Asiatic Balsam Compund

Dr. M.G. Kerr Asiatic Balsam Compund

Patent medicine label showing woman and children beside sickbed. LOT subdivision subject: Nurses and nursing. Title and other information transcribed from caption card. Caption card tracings: Advertisement; BI;... More

My New England home Words & music by L. Wade / / T. Sinclair's lith., Phila.

My New England home Words & music by L. Wade / / T. Sinclair's lith., ...

Two Native Americans watch as Pilgrims come ashore.

Exhibition of the Philomathean Society of Danville, Ill. On Thursday evening, May 8th, 1851. Animus Imperatro Corpus.

Exhibition of the Philomathean Society of Danville, Ill. On Thursday e...

Handwritten on verso: Ira Mayfield, J. B. Lemon, Daniel Clap, Dr. Balch.

The grave of my mother Poetry and music composed and respectfully dedicated to Miss Megee of Philadelphia by the author of Mary's beauty / / Queen ; C. Schuessele del. ; P.S. Duval & Co. steam lith. press.

The grave of my mother Poetry and music composed and respectfully dedi...

Print showing title page illustration with girl looking sadly at "the grave of my mother." Title from item. Drawn on stone by James Queen.

Spring flower polka / Wagner & McGuigans Lith Stream Press.
Terrible rout & total destruction of the Whig Party. In Salt River

Terrible rout & total destruction of the Whig Party. In Salt River

The 1852 Democratic victory under the standard of Franklin Pierce is foreseen as a debacle for the Whig party, led by Winfield Scott. Pierce (center) sits on his horse, holding aloft a banner bearing his and ru... More

Antiques! minerals, medals, ancient and rare books! Engravings, shells, &c. &c. A splendid collection of the above articles just received on sale, at Carusi & Young's music saloon ... [Washington, D. C,] Polkinhorn, printer. August 28th, 1852.
S. Jackson's rudiments, no. 4

S. Jackson's rudiments, no. 4

instructional table From: Music Copyright Deposits, 1820-1860 (Microfilm M 3106) Also available through the Library of Congress Web Site as facsimile page images. (additional physical form) In bound volumes: Co... More

S. Jackson's rudiments, no. 5

S. Jackson's rudiments, no. 5

instructional table From: Music Copyright Deposits, 1820-1860 (Microfilm M 3106) Also available through the Library of Congress Web Site as facsimile page images. (additional physical form) In bound volumes: Co... More

S. Jackson's rudiments, no. 3

S. Jackson's rudiments, no. 3

instruction From: Music Copyright Deposits, 1820-1860 (Microfilm M 3106) Also available through the Library of Congress Web Site as facsimile page images. (additional physical form) In bound volumes: Copyright ... More

[Sheet music cover]. Book illustration from Library of Congress

[Sheet music cover]. Book illustration from Library of Congress

Title and other information from Beall. American prints in the Library of Congress : a catalog of the collection / compiled by Karen F. Beall... Baltimore : John Hopkins Press, 1970, p. 519.

S. Jackson's rudiments, no. 1

S. Jackson's rudiments, no. 1

instruction From: Music Copyright Deposits, 1820-1860 (Microfilm M 3106) Also available through the Library of Congress Web Site as facsimile page images. (additional physical form) In bound volumes: Copyright ... More

Stationery, music, pianos, fancy goods, &c. ... John F. Ellis. Pa. Avenue, between 9th & 10th Sts. Washington, D. C. [1853].

Stationery, music, pianos, fancy goods, &c. ... John F. Ellis. Pa. Ave...

Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 201, Folder 22.

Topsy polka

Topsy polka

LOT subdivision subject: Negro History - Uncle Tom's Cabin. Title and other information transcribed from caption card and item. Copyright by W. B. Harvey. Lithograph by Chillas Lith., Girard Building, 50, So. 3... More

An evening with the Christy Minstrels. Odd Fellow Hall, on Wednesday, Feb. 16, 1853

An evening with the Christy Minstrels. Odd Fellow Hall, on Wednesday, ...

Reference copy may be in LOT 4437 G. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: Music... Minstrels; Shelf.

Pull away cheerily

Pull away cheerily

LOT subdivision subject: Gold Mines and Mining. Title and other information transcribed from caption card. Printed by Charles Sheard & Co.

Harrison's handkerchief extracts Apollos W. Harrison No. 10 South 7th Street Philadelphia / / Alphonse Bigot del. ; designed and drawn on stone by Alphonse Bigot.

Harrison's handkerchief extracts Apollos W. Harrison No. 10 South 7th ...

Print shows a ballroom scene at a stately manor in a sylvan setting, the foreground overflowing with floral arrangements and there are two massive lampposts flanking the entrance. On the left and the right are ... More

Winner's improved method for the violin

Winner's improved method for the violin

Music cover showing four black people--couple dancing in front of fireplace, man playing violin, and man standing in doorway.

Adelina Patti, full-length studio portrait, facing front, standing, with a table on the left and a music stand on the right, pointing with her left hand at a portrait of Jenny Lind printed on sheet music on the music stand

Adelina Patti, full-length studio portrait, facing front, standing, wi...

Title devised by Library staff. Inscribed in pencil on mount: Portrait of Adelina Patti. Jenny Lind music on stand. c[a]. 1854. (DLC/PP-1999:126). Forms part of: Marian S. Carson collection at the Library of Congress.

Louis M. Gottschalk. Mathew Brady photograph of American Civil War period.

Louis M. Gottschalk. Mathew Brady photograph of American Civil War per...

Title from unverified information on negative sleeve. Annotation from negative, glass side: Lous M. Gottschalk (pianist). Credit line: Brady-Handy photograph collection, Library of Congress, Prints and Photogra... More

Wm. Vincent Wallace. Mathew Brady photograph of American Civil War period.

Wm. Vincent Wallace. Mathew Brady photograph of American Civil War per...

Title from unverified information on negative sleeve. Musical Composer. Credit line: Brady-Handy photograph collection, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division. Purchase; Alice H. Cox and Mary H. ... More

Man seated at desk, full-length portrait, facing left, right elbow resting on desk, with right hand on cheek Faber

Man seated at desk, full-length portrait, facing left, right elbow res...

Title devised by Library staff. Signed on stone on lower right. (DLC/PP-2001:068). Forms part of: Marian S. Carson collection at the Library of Congress. Forms part of: Popular graphic art print filing series (... More

Louis M. Gottschalk. Mathew Brady photograph of American Civil War period.

Louis M. Gottschalk. Mathew Brady photograph of American Civil War per...

Title from unverified information on negative sleeve. Noted Pianist; He accompanied Patti on tour of Mexico; "Illustrated News" p. 301; is said to be as good as any living performer of his time. Credit line: Br... More

Sam's coming

Sam's coming

A music cover for a song by William Clifton, "inscribed [i.e., dedicated] to New York Know Nothing leader James W. Barker Esq." The illustration features the youthful "Sam" type who appears in various identitie... More

Wm. Vincent Wallace, Mathew Brady Photograph, 1850s.

Wm. Vincent Wallace, Mathew Brady Photograph, 1850s.

Title from unverified information on negative sleeve. Annotation from negative, scratched into emulsion: Brady NY. Musical Composer. Credit line: Brady-Handy photograph collection, Library of Congress, Prints a... More

Beethoven, Ludwig van, 1770-1827, full lgth., standing holding pen and music "bronze statue...by Crawford, presented to the Music Hall, Boston"

Beethoven, Ludwig van, 1770-1827, full lgth., standing holding pen and...

Title and other information transcribed from caption card. Illus. in: Frank Leslie's illustrated newspaper, vol. 1, no. 14 (1856 Mar. 15), p. 217. Reference copy may be in BIOG FILE. Caption card tracings: Mass... More

Ho! For the Kansas Plains

Ho! For the Kansas Plains

Music cover showing Indian and settler with inset scene of battle between pro- and anti-slavery forces. Composer: Jas. G. Clark. LOT subdivision subject: Pre-Civil War. Title and other information transcribed f... More

Ho! For the Kansas plains

Ho! For the Kansas plains

An illustrated sheet music cover for an antislavery song, dedicated to abolitionist spokesman Henry Ward Beecher. The illustration features a roundel illustration of the burning of the Free State Hotel in Lawre... More

Signora Frezzolini, prima donna, Academy of Music, Fourteenth Street, New York City

Signora Frezzolini, prima donna, Academy of Music, Fourteenth Street, ...

Signora Frezzolini, half-length portrait, facing left. Illus. in: Frank Leslie's illustrated newspaper, 1857 Oct. 10, p. 297 (top).

[Design drawing with icons of the arts: drama, music, astronomy, etc. with text "All Thy Works Shall Praise Thou O Lord Psalm 145:10"]
Angels playing music in heaven, harpies playing music in Hell

Angels playing music in heaven, harpies playing music in Hell

Title devised by Library staff. Stamped in lower left: From the file of James F. Queen artist, 1824-1889. Cochran, 626 (DLC/PP-1997:105). Forms part of: Marian S. Carson collection at the Library of Congress. F... More

[Design drawing for mural with Sage Chapel, Young Manhood, Education, The Sciences (Astronomy, center), Philosophy, The Arts (Literature, Architecture, Music), and Young Womanhood for Sage Chapel, Cornell University in Ithaca, New York]
Not for Joseph or the Stuyvesant galop--composed by Paul Steinhagen / lith. Bufford Bros. 735 Broadway, N.Y.
The Fenian's comfort smoking tobacco

The Fenian's comfort smoking tobacco

LOT subdivision subject: Fenian movement. Title and other information transcribed from caption card and item. Copyright by J. B. Philp Lith., S. Spruce Street, N.Y.

For the twenty-fifth National anti-slavery subscription anniversary, at the Music Hall, Boston, Wednesday evening, January 26, 1859 ... Boston. Prentiss, Sawyer, & Co., Printers 19 Water St. [1859].

For the twenty-fifth National anti-slavery subscription anniversary, a...

Antislavery fair.; Verse. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 64, Folder 4.

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