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    • Centennial national song

    • A small engraving of rural America with a train, factory, farmers, ships, and workers, is surrounded by a decorative frame of leaves, which lists the names of states and past presidents of the United States. Also pictured are Lady Liberty...
    • 1875
    • The blue & the gray

    • 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.
    • 1886
    • The political quartet

    • Cover depicts portraits of four 1896 presidential candidates positioned at each corner of the page with the American flag announcing elections in which the Republican, Democrat, Prohibition and Populist parties were represented. Portraits are...
    • 1896
    • Raw recruits

    • 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...
    • 1862
    • The Crow quadrilles

    • 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...
    • 1837
    • I can pick de winner wid my two eyes shut

    • 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."...
    • 1899
    • Hail! Glorious banner of our land

    • Cover depicts Lady Liberty standing boldly in a harbor with her left foot on wrapped coils of gunpowder encased around an axe. The American Eagle is shown to her right rear and tall ships can be seen in the harbor. Color.
    • 1861
    • Here's your mule

    • 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."
    • 1862
    • The National union

    • 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...
    • 1851
    • Meet me at Skalowski's

    • Cover depicts a couple dressed in Edwardian finery walking from a confectionery. Both are wearing gloves and he is carrying a cane and she is holding his arm. She has on a large hat with a feather surrounding it and a feather boa around her neck....
    • 1909
    • Long boy

    • Comical drawing in which a soldier with rifle on his shoulder marches off to World War I down a dirt road and leaves in the background mother, father, sweetheart, a dog, and a mule sticking its head out of a barn. American flags are being waved by...
    • 1917
    • Battle of Gettysburg

    • Eight-page sheet music with a full color cover. On the cover is a color reproduction of Pickett's famous charge at Gettysburg. Companies selling this music are listed on the front cover.
    • 1917
    • Defend your country

    • Color lithograph of Uncle Sam pulling up his shirt sleeves and published "in the interest of National Defense." Uncle Sam stands in front of an unfurled American flag and is ready for a fight. Stamped in bottom right corner: "Strobel's Music Shop /...
    • 1940
    • The children of the battlefield

    • 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.
    • 1864

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