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The heroe of New Orleans battle of the memorable 8th January 1815 - composed ... by P. Laroque

The heroe of New Orleans battle of the memorable 8th January 1815 - co...

Print shows a music sheet cover depicting Andrew Jackson, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing slightly left.

Beautiful May

Beautiful May

Music cover illustrated with woman leaping and holding wreath of flowers above her head. May pole dance in background. LOT subdivision subject: Dancing. Title and other information transcribed from caption card... 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

Boston minstrels. The celebrated Ethiopian melodies ...

Boston minstrels. The celebrated Ethiopian melodies ...

Music cover illustrated with caricatures of six minstrels in two scenes.

Underground Railroad March, dedicated to the North Star

Underground Railroad March, dedicated to the North Star

Music cover showing 3 women and a man in the foreground and a railroad train in background. LOT subdivision subject: Transportation. Title and other information transcribed from caption card. Lithograph by Knoe... 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.

St. Louis skating rink waltz

St. Louis skating rink waltz

LOT subdivision subject: Sports Title and other information transcribed from caption card and item. Published by Compton & Doan. Lithograph by Studley & Co. Date not recorded on caption card or item. Date bas... more

La Crosse

La Crosse

Music cover showing Native Americans and white men playing La Crosse.

The Dissatisfied Man, or "Any Thing to Make a Change"

The Dissatisfied Man, or "Any Thing to Make a Change"

Musical cover showing a beautiful woman standing with a smile trying to cheer a man seated with a frown. LOT subdivision subject: Humor. Title and other information transcribed from caption card and item. Publi... more

Circus Galop - to Miss Emilie Shierenberg

Circus Galop - to Miss Emilie Shierenberg

Music cover - woman bareback rider in circus ring. LOT subdivision subject: Circus, Carnivals and Fairs. Title and other information transcribed from caption card and item. Published by Jewett & Mischka, 263 Ma... more

Bugaboo Schottisch

Bugaboo Schottisch

Wild-eyed, whiskered giant with fangs, pointed ears and plumed hat capturing terror-stricken children in bedroom. LOT subdivision subject: Children's Fables and Stories. Title and other information transcribed ... more

The Tippecanoe Quick Step

The Tippecanoe Quick Step

William Henry Harrison leading attack in Battle of Tippecanoe, Nov. 6, 1811.

Clinging to the Cross

Clinging to the Cross

Music cover of woman clinging to cross. LOT subdivision subject: Sentimental - Religion. Reference copy may be in LOT 4443C. Title and other information transcribed from caption card and item. Published by Geor... more

National melodies

National melodies

LOT subdivision subject: Flags. Title and other information transcribed from caption card and item. Copyright by N. Vanderbeck. Lithograph by Sarony, Major & Knapp. Date not recorded on caption card or item. ... more

Mittie Stephens March

Mittie Stephens March

Music cover showing the steamboat MITTIE STEPHENS. LOT subdivision subject: Steamboats. Title and other information transcribed from caption card and item. Lithograph by A. McLean lith., St. Louis. Caption card... more

Wanda Polka Mazurka

Wanda Polka Mazurka

Music cover illustrated with man dancing with two women. LOT subdivision subject: Dancing. Title and other information transcribed from caption card and item. Lithograph by J.H. Buffords. Published by Oliver Di... more

Three Polkas - Balloon Polka, Brunette Polka, Adriatic Polka

Three Polkas - Balloon Polka, Brunette Polka, Adriatic Polka

LOT subdivision subject: Transportation. Title and other information transcribed from item. Composed by A. Wallerstein. Published by Firth, Pond & Co., 1 Franklin Sq. Lithograph by Sarony & Major, N.Y. No capti... more

The crow quadrilles--Arranged for the pianoforte by Robt. Ashley, Esq. / lith. of Endicott.

The crow quadrilles--Arranged for the pianoforte by Robt. Ashley, Esq....

Music cover with seven vignettes of caricatures of African-Americans.

The phantom ship from legendary ballads by Thomas Moore, arranged for one or three voices by Henry R. Bishop / lith. of Endicott, N.Y.

The phantom ship from legendary ballads by Thomas Moore, arranged for ...

Sheet music cover showing ship in foreground and other ship in background.

The Flower Dance of the Viennoise Children

The Flower Dance of the Viennoise Children

Nine girls and young women dancing.

Brigand Polka

Brigand Polka

Lucille Grohn & M. Perrot. LOT subdivision subject: Dancing. Title and other information transcribed from caption card and item. Published by Wm. Hall & Son, 239 Broadway. Caption card tracings: Publ. Ind.; B.I... more

"O Whistle and I'll Come to you my lad"

"O Whistle and I'll Come to you my lad"

3 poor vignettes of everyday life in Scotland; music cover; late 19th century. LOT subdivision subject: Love, Courtship and Marriage. Title and other information transcribed from caption card and item. Publishe... more

Lola Montes - Countess of Landsfeld

Lola Montes - Countess of Landsfeld

Portrait, three-quarters length, in her youth.

The chaplet, a waltz by Flora / Kennedy & Lucas lithography, Philada.

The chaplet, a waltz by Flora / Kennedy & Lucas lithography, Philada.

Sheet music cover showing tree with branches containing lines of music, and bees denoting sharps.

God save American. A grand national ode in honor of the glorious anniversary of American independence . . .

God save American. A grand national ode in honor of the glorious anniv...

A patriotic device adorning the cover of a song arranged and adapted from "God Save the King." The device is based on the official seal of the United States. An eagle with outstretched wings holds arrows and ol... more

City Guards Quick Step

City Guards Quick Step

Music cover showing militia drilling on Boston Common, Old Elm in background. LOT subdivision subject: Military Organizations. Title and other information transcribed from caption card and item. Copyright by Ol... more

Hero's Quick Step

Hero's Quick Step

Music cover showing militia drilling on Boston Common, Old Elm in left foreground.

Our country's flag! A new national song

Our country's flag! A new national song

Cover illustration for a patriotic song composed by George F. Cole, copyrighted in 1836. A young American seaman, holding an American flag with his right hand and raising his hat aloft with his left, stands on... more

The crow quadrilles. Piano forte by John H. Hewitt / N. Currier's lith., N.Y.

The crow quadrilles. Piano forte by John H. Hewitt / N. Currier's lith...

Music cover with eight vignettes of caricatures of blacks. Currier & Ives : a catalogue raisonné / compiled by Gale Research. Detroit, MI : Gale Research, c1983, no. 1436.

Long tail blue / Willig's lith.

Long tail blue / Willig's lith.

Music cover showing man wearing top hat and coat with tails, holding monocle and walking stick.

The Queen's Waltzes

The Queen's Waltzes

Portrait of Victoria, Queen of England, half-length, sitting, in regalia on music composed by D'Albert. LOT subdivision subject: Portraits - Women. Title and other information transcribed from caption card and ... more

Gov. Morton's grand march

Gov. Morton's grand march

An allegorical design on the cover of a piano-music composition dedicated to the newly elected Democratic governor of Massachusetts, Marcus Morton. The illustration's central motif is based on the state seal, s... more

Patriot's Quick Step

Patriot's Quick Step

Dedicated to delegates of the Bunker Hill Whig Convention, presumably illustrating Battle of Breed's Hill, June 17, 1775.

The Tippecanoe quick step / J.B.N. ; John Bufford's Lith. Boston.

The Tippecanoe quick step / J.B.N. ; John Bufford's Lith. Boston.

Print shows a music sheet cover with an illustration for the Tippecanoe quick step showing William H. Harrison on horseback, leading troops against Native Americans at the Battle of Tipecanoe, Indiana, in 1811.... more

Fanny Elssler music sheet cover

Fanny Elssler music sheet cover

Print shows ballerina Fanny Elssler, full length portrait, facing front, as the character Sarah Campbell in the ballet "La Gypsy" where she danced the cracovienne (krakowiak). Title devised by Library staff. In... 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

Waltz De La Rose

Waltz De La Rose

Musical cover showing two cupids holding a rose. LOT subdivision subject: Flowers. Title and other information transcribed from caption card and item. Copyright by H. Prentiss. Lithograph by Thayer, successor t... more

Baltimore Convention, Old Tippecanoe, a patriotic song

Baltimore Convention, Old Tippecanoe, a patriotic song

An illustrated sheet music cover for a "Patriotic Song. Written, to be sung at Baltimore during the Young Men's Whig Convention" of May 1840. The composer is identified as "a Pennsylvanian." The illustration, l... more

The Norfolk Guards Quick Step, as performed by the Boston Brigade band...

The Norfolk Guards Quick Step, as performed by the Boston Brigade band...

Music cover, showing officer of the Norfolk Guards in dress uniform with sword. LOT subdivision subject: Military Organizations. Reference copy may be in LOT 4424 Title and other information transcribed from ca... more

Harrison quadrilles

Harrison quadrilles

An illustrated sheet music cover for a set of "popular airs" for the piano, dedicated by the publisher to "Whigs of the United States." A Whig campaign piece, the work eulogizes the supposed humble rusticity of... more

The Tippecanoe or log cabin quick step / Bufford.

The Tippecanoe or log cabin quick step / Bufford.

Sheet music cover for a melody composed by Henry Schmidt and dedicated to Whig presidential candidate William Henry Harrison. A wreath of entwined branches, between which appear the seals of the states, is surm... more

The Log cabin song

The Log cabin song

LOT subdivision subject: Log Cabins. Title and other information transcribed from caption card and item. Copyright by Parker & Ditson. Lithograph by B.W. Thayer's Lith.

The National Whig Song, by William Hayden

The National Whig Song, by William Hayden

Music cover illustrated with head and shoulders portrait of William Henry Harrison. LOT subdivision subject: Presidents. Title and other information transcribed from caption card and item. Copyright by Parker &... more

The orphans prayer / T. Sinclair's lith, Phila.

The orphans prayer / T. Sinclair's lith, Phila.

Young girl in graveyard, angel looks down from sky.

The lament of the Irish emigrant - a ballad / W. Sharp, del. ; printed by Sharp and Michelin.

The lament of the Irish emigrant - a ballad / W. Sharp, del. ; printed...

Sheet music cover shows a man wearing a top hat with sack and walking stick leaning on a stile. Reference copy may be in LOT 7010. Printed below image: The music composed and most cordially dedicated to Mrs. Is... more

Lee's saloon, 253 Washington St. D.C. Johnston, del

Lee's saloon, 253 Washington St. D.C. Johnston, del

This record contains unverified data from PGA shelflist card. Associated name on shelflist card: Johnston, D.C. Illustrated sheet music cover . "Second edition" below title.

Ginger blue, a popular Negro melody, composed & sung by Mr. R.W. Pelham / Fleetwood lith.

Ginger blue, a popular Negro melody, composed & sung by Mr. R.W. Pelha...

Music cover showing boy dancing in dilapidated room, with kettle in fireplace.

Auf Carl von Rotteck's Tod

Auf Carl von Rotteck's Tod

Music cover illustrating funeral dirge for eminent German historian. LOT subdivision subject: Sentimental - Death. Title and other information transcribed from caption card and item. Copyright by J. G. Weffelho... more

Richmond Scarlet Guard Quick Step...dedicated to Capt. John D. Munford

Richmond Scarlet Guard Quick Step...dedicated to Capt. John D. Munford

Music cover showing full figure of Capt. Munford with militia unit marching in background. LOT subdivision subject: Military Organizations. Reference copy may be in LOT 4424. Title and other information transcr... more

General George Cadwalladers Parade March

General George Cadwalladers Parade March

Music cover showing soldier in uniform with tents and soldiers drilling in background. LOT subdivision subject: Military Organizations. Title and other information transcribed from caption card and item. Copyri... more

The lament of the Irish emigrant - a ballad - poetry by the hon. Mrs. Price Blackwood

The lament of the Irish emigrant - a ballad - poetry by the hon. Mrs. ...

Sheet music cover shows a man wearing top hat with bag and walking stick leaning on a stile. Title from item. Sixth edition. Printed below image: The music composed and most cordially dedicated to Mrs. Isaac Mc... more

Dandy Jim, from Carolina; a popular Negro melody, as sung by B. Williams / /Lith. of Endicott.

Dandy Jim, from Carolina; a popular Negro melody, as sung by B. Willia...

Music cover showing man looking at himself in mirror.

My Early Home

My Early Home

LOT subdivision subject: Log Cabins. Title and other information transcribed from caption card. Published and copyrighted by Oliver Ditson; lithograph by Thayer & Co., Lith., Boston.

The lament of the Irish emigrant - a ballad - poetry by the hon. Mrs. Price Blackwood

The lament of the Irish emigrant - a ballad - poetry by the hon. Mrs. ...

Sheet music cover shows a man wearing top hat with bag and walking stick leaning on a stile. Title from item. Printed below image: The music composed and most cordially dedicated to Mrs. Isaac McGaw, of New Yor... more

The Indians

The Indians

Music cover showing Indian standing, full length, between large rocks, holding spear and peacepipe.

Virginia Melodies - a selection of the most popular national airs arranged in a rosy manner for the flute by Alex'r Kyle

Virginia Melodies - a selection of the most popular national airs arra...

Music cover showing African American with flute. LOT subdivision subject: Negro Minstrels. Title and other information transcribed from caption card and item. Lithograph by T. Sinclair Lith., Phila. Drawn by W.... more

The Prize Song, "The Whig Chief"...dedicated...to Henry Clay, by the Boston Clay Club, No. 1

The Prize Song, "The Whig Chief"...dedicated...to Henry Clay, by the B...

Three oval views of Clay's birthplace, Hanover, Ky.; Clay's residence "Ashland"; and White House, Wash., D.C.

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.

O! Take the Rose, 'Tis Blighted

O! Take the Rose, 'Tis Blighted

Music cover showing sorrowful looking woman in front of fountain and cabin. LOT subdivision subject: Sentimental - Women. Title and other information transcribed from caption card and item. Copyright by Klemm &... more

The American Marseillaise, or voice of the people

The American Marseillaise, or voice of the people

An illustrated sheet music cover for a Whig campaign song, "The American Marseillaise," composed by Benjamin Cahill to mark the July 4, 1844, Boston Clay rally. In keeping with the title and the occasion of the... more

The celebrated Congo minstrels' songs / Thayer & Co's lith., Boston.

The celebrated Congo minstrels' songs / Thayer & Co's lith., Boston.

Music cover showing five minstrels on stage. Copyright by C.H. Keith.

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

Gov. Wright's grand march

Gov. Wright's grand march

An illustrated sheet music cover, for a march celebrating the election of Silas Wright as governor of New York. Wright, a popular and influential Democrat and Van Buren ally, was elected in November 1844. The ... more

See our torn flag still waving

See our torn flag still waving

An illustrated sheet music cover glorifying the nativist cause, produced shortly after the bloody anti-Catholic riots in Kensington, Philadelphia, of May 1844. The song was composed and arranged by James W. Po... more

Harmoneon's Carolina Melodies

Harmoneon's Carolina Melodies

Music cover showing 5 black minstrels: J. Power, M.S. Pike, L.V.H. Crosby, F. Lynch, Jno. Power. LOT subdivision subject: Negro Minstrels. Title and other information transcribed from caption card and item. Cop... more

Keith's Quick Step, arranged for the piano forte by Joseph W. Turner

Keith's Quick Step, arranged for the piano forte by Joseph W. Turner

Music cover showign Keith's Music Publishing House, corner of Court St. and Cornhill, Boston. LOT subdivision subject: Business establishments. Title and other information transcribed from unverified, old capti... more

Gen. [Wm. Jenkins] Worth's Quick Step

Gen. [Wm. Jenkins] Worth's Quick Step

Music cover showing U.S. troops in battle in the Mexican War. LOT subdivision subject: War with Mexico. Reference copy may be in LOT 4414-T. Title and other information transcribed from caption card and item. C... more

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.

On to the charge! Inscribed to the memory of Major Ringgold . . .

On to the charge! Inscribed to the memory of Major Ringgold . . .

An illustrated sheet music cover for a song memorializing one of the first heroes of the Mexican War, Maj. Samuel Ringgold. Zachary Taylor's innovative gunnery commander was fatally wounded in May 1846 during t... more

Sheet music cover for Cadwalader's quick step lith. of Wagner & McGuigan 116 Chestnut St. Phila

Sheet music cover for Cadwalader's quick step lith. of Wagner & McGuig...

Print shows General George Cadwalader, full-length portrait, wearing military uniform, standing in front of a chair, facing slightly left, his right arm is extended and he is receiving or passing papers, he is ... more

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.

Fairest flower so palely drooping / Mary Balmanno, del. ; C. Currier's Lith., N.Y.

Fairest flower so palely drooping / Mary Balmanno, del. ; C. Currier's...

Print showing title page illustration with entrance gate to Greenwood Cemetery.

Monterey, A National Song -  Respectfully dedicated to Genl. Zachary Taylor

Monterey, A National Song - Respectfully dedicated to Genl. Zachary T...

LOT subdivision subject: War with Mexico. Title and other information transcribed from item. Published by Wm. VanDerBeek, 305 Broadway. No caption card found in file.

Our Country, by George Lunt and I.B. Woodbury

Our Country, by George Lunt and I.B. Woodbury

Music cover illustrated with battle scene of Col. Caleb Cushing leading 1st Regt. of Massachusetts Volunteers on horseback in foreground. LOT subdivision subject: Emblems and Symbols. Title and other informatio... more

Grand Triumphal Quick Step, by Edward L. White

Grand Triumphal Quick Step, by Edward L. White

Music cover illustrated with half length portrait of Gen. Zachary Taylor. LOT subdivision subject: Presidents. Title and other information transcribed from caption card and item. Copyright by Oliver Ditson, Bos... more

The Last Parting

The Last Parting

Musical Cover - woman leaning on a man in front of cottage, with boats on bay in the background. LOT subdivision subject: Daily Life. Title and other information transcribed from caption card and item. Publishe... more

Jim Crow Jubilee

Jim Crow Jubilee

Sheet music cover illustration with caricatures of ragged African American musicians and dancers.

Palo Alto Triumphant - Grand March...to the memory of the late Major Ringgold

Palo Alto Triumphant - Grand March...to the memory of the late Major R...

Music cover, illustrated with five scenes of teh Battle of Palo Alto, Mexico, May 8, 1846. LOT subdivision subject: War with Mexico. Title and other information transcribed from caption card and item. Caption c... more

The Gems of the Christy's

The Gems of the Christy's

Music cover advertising the songs of the Christy minstrels. LOT subdivision subject: Negro Minstrels. Title and other information transcribed from caption card and item. Copyright by Wm. Van Derbeck. Lithograph... more

I'd Offer Thee This Hand of Mine

I'd Offer Thee This Hand of Mine

Musical cover showing man and woman by stream with water mill. LOT subdivision subject: Love, Courtship and Marriage. Title and other information transcribed from caption card and item. Published and copyrighte... more

The Village Blacksmith
Sweet Memories of Thee

Sweet Memories of Thee

Music cover showing beautiful woman standing on small wooden bridge.

Saucy Kate

Saucy Kate

Music cover showing beautiful woman in field, holding flowers. LOT subdivision subject: Sentimental - Women. Title and other information transcribed from caption card and item. Copyright by A. Fiot. Lithograph ... more

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.

American liberty

American liberty

An illustrated sheet music cover for a patriotic song by Freeman Scott. The title appears on a striped shield with laurel and oak branches below and a flag, liberty pole and cap, spears, and bundled fasces (sym... more

The Leap for Life

The Leap for Life

Music cover showing broadside view of US Navy warship. LOT subdivision subject: Clipper Ships. Title and other information transcribed from caption card and item. Copyright by B. Covert. Engraving by Stratton. ... more

Gov. Seabrook's quick step

Gov. Seabrook's quick step

A sheet music cover illustrated with an allegorical vignette incorporating the arms of the state of South Carolina. The quickstep was composed by Geo. F. Cole for the Washington Light Infantry and dedicated by ... more

The new costume polka composed for the piano by Mathias Keller J. Queen delt. ; P.S. Duval's Steam lith. Press Philada

The new costume polka composed for the piano by Mathias Keller J. Quee...

Print shows a woman, full length portrait, wearing a bloomer costume, standing on the sidewalk on "Chesnut St." across from the Lee & Walker music store in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; female pedestrians on the ... more

I'm Weeping O'er My Roses

I'm Weeping O'er My Roses

Music cover showing woman standing on porch on which flowers are growing up and looking downward.

Oh! God preserve the mariner.

Oh! God preserve the mariner.

Music cover showing ocean steamer in heavy sea. LOT subdivision subject: Storms (Sea). Title and other information transcribed from caption card and item. Lithograph by Fleetwood. Published by Firth & Hall. Cap... more