SP4 Christopher Ammons and SGT Eldridge at Lai Khe in May 1968. Ammons (on right) is holding a captured AK-47. These guns were originally Russian made with a high front sight and distinctive banana magazine that holds 40 rounds.
This page in Mitchener's POW diary from World War II shows a song along with a tiny illustration of a soldier in prison. The song is called "Thanks for the Memories" and is attributed to L. G. Young, POW. The song is a parody and makes light of the...
Civil wars; Military officers; Generals; Peace; Surrenders; Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson), 1822-1885; Lee, Robert E. (Robert Edward), 1807-1870
Cover depicts Gen. Ulysses S. Grant and Gen. Robert E. Lee, in uniform, shaking hands, with the slogan "Let us have peace" printed above them. The remains of the battlefield are shown on the ground around them, including cannon, flags, and a drum.
Sheet music covers; Music publishing industry; Music title pages
Sheet music cover and lyrics of the "comic song" called "The Carpetbagger." Cover shows a drawing of a carpetbagger with the spoils of Reconstruction in a large carpetbag. The song is dedicated to General Ben Butler.
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...
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.
Original members of the Fisk Jubilee Singers. Photograph shows 5 male members and seven female members. The title says: "The Jubilee Singers, Original Company from Fisk University, Nashville, Tenn., 1871-1882, Eleventh Season."
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...
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.
Cover has inset photograph of Mabel Lee McFerrin, the song's author, in upper left-hand corner beside title. Inset photograph of the Vanderbilt University Glee and Banjo and Mandolin Clubs is positioned in lower center. Top of cover reads:...