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    • Jeff in petticoats: a song for the times

    • Cross dressing; Escapes; Firearms; Tents; Horses; Soldiers; Women; Sheet music covers; United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865
    • Confederate President Jeff Davis is pictured fleeing (in a crinoline dress) from an army camp, holding a dagger as a bonnet flies off his head. A soldier aims at gun at him and a woman in a dress appears to be in distress. Words by George Cooper....
    • Grant, our great commander

    • Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson), 1822-1885; Battlefields; Campaigns & battles; Historic sites; Surrenders; Victories; Military leadership; Military officers; Generals; Sheet music covers
    • A portrait of Union Army General Ulysses S. Grant appears at the center of the engraved cover, surrounded by Civil War-related line drawings entitled "Donelson," "Vicksburg," "Lee's Surrender," and "White House Wash'n."
    • Here's your mule

    • Mules; Saddles; Sheet music covers
    • Cover features full side view of saddled mule. Beyond the mule are army camp tents. "Here's Your Mule" written in arc across cover. "Comic Camp Song and Chorus by C.D. Benson."
    • The red stockings

    • Sheet music covers; Baseball players
    • Black and white lithograph shows baseball scene with focus on pitcher wearing the Cincinnati Red Stockings uniform and mutton chop sideburns. Circling the pitcher are portraits of nine named players in ovate frames. At head of title: "To the;...
    • I can pick de winner wid my two eyes shut

    • Sheet music covers; Caricatures; African Americans; Blackface entertainers
    • Cover shows a caricature drawing of an African American couple wearing formal clothing. The man is bowing and the woman is curtsying. At right is a tiered cake on a table with a sign reading "Dis cake will be given to de most graceful couple."...
    • The Crow quadrilles

    • Sheet music covers; Caricatures; African Americans; Ethnic stereotypes
    • The antebellum character Jim Crow is surrounded by seven demeaning caricatures of African Americans: one wearing fancy uniform and carrying sword; hunting with rifle; fight over a woman; man on boat looking at alligator; man dressed in formal...
    • Raw recruits

    • Sheet music covers; Caricatures; African Americans; Soldiers; United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865
    • Cover depicts caricatures of five African-American soldiers, three with bayonets, one playing a drum, and one holding a sign reading "Raw Recruits, Capt. Dan Bryant." They appear hapless and comically inept. They are lined up in front of tents in...
    • The Century Waltz Song sheet music cover

    • Sheet music covers; Centennial celebrations
    • A color drawing of the front of and side view of the Parthenon building at the 1897 Tennessee Centenial Exposition. The drawing is embellished by figures of urns, torches, flowers, ribbons, and musical instruments. Notation indicates "Official...
    • The children of the battlefield

    • Sheet music covers; Children; Families; United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865
    • Lithograph from a photograph of three young children serves as the centerpiece of the cover of a Civil War-era song, dedicated by the author, James G. Clark, to J. Francis Bourns M.D. of Philadelphia, Pa.
    • The Swedish melodies as sung by Madlle. Jenny Lind

    • Sheet music covers; Clothing & dress; Women; Singers
    • Oval lithograph with border of Jenny Lind (1820-1887), seated with hands folded, wearing formal dress and flowers in her hair. "Written and composed by A.F. Lindblad." "Rendered into English from the Swedish by J. Wrey Mould." Lithograph by Sarony...
    • A sailor's grave by the sea

    • Sheet music covers; Dogs; Beaches; Graves; Shipwrecks
    • Blue-toned print of a dog lying on a grave at the seashore with a wrecked vessel in the shallow water just offshore. Under print: "Words and Music by Paul Dresser." Cover artist unknown.
    • The washing day: a proper new ballad for wet weather

    • Sheet music covers; Fictitious characters; Laundry; Weather; Clotheslines
    • Drawing of an angry-looking man in dressing gown and cap, with glasses perched on his forehead. He appears in the clouds above a clothesline holding laundry. On the ground are baskets, pails, an iron, and scrubbing brushes.
    • The National union

    • Sheet music covers; Flags; Horses; Patriotism; Eagles; Capitols
    • Features a color engraving of the U.S. Capitol; two men on horseback look at the building from afar. An oval gold chain, in which each state is represented by a link, is superimposed on an arch with gray Doric columns. Above capitol: "In Union's...
    • When it's night time down in Dixieland

    • Sheet music covers; Log cabins; Freedmen; Musical instruments; Entertainers; African Americans
    • Cover shows a nighttime scene of a group of African Americans singing, dancing, and playing the violin and banjo. Inset photograph at lower right of song performers Val Harris and Jack Manion.

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