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    • 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...
    • Come on to Nashville Tennessee

    • Couples; Railroad stations; Railroad employees; Passengers; Railroad travel; Arrivals & departures
    • A man and a woman carrying baggage approach a gate and a railroad employee to board a pictured train headed to Nashville, Tennessee. Cover image is done in green and white.
    • 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."
    • Centennial national song

    • Sheet music covers; Presidents; Farmers; Eagles; Railroads; Ships; Symbols
    • 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...
    • 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.
    • Defend your country

    • Symbols; Flags
    • 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 /...
    • Long boy

    • Soldiers; Marching; Farms; Mules; Dogs; Swine; Roosters; Arrivals & departures; Families; Farewells; World War, 1914-1918
    • 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...
    • 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....
    • Keep away from the fellow who owns an automobile

    • Automobiles; Automobile driving; Montgomery, Ray; Healy Sisters
    • Cover depicts a car with a running board. The driver sits on the right side of the coupe and the lady to his left with scarf blowing in the breeze as the top is down. Inset photograph of Ray Montgomery and the Healey Sisters (song performers).
    • 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 drummer boy of Shiloh

    • Battlefields; War casualties; Civil wars; Soldiers
    • Cover depicts fallen drummer boy surrounded by mourning comrades and other casualties as the Battle of Shiloh rages. Cover image has only sepia tint.
    • The blue & the gray

    • 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.
    • 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."
    • Vanderbilt University Waltz

    • Students; Universities & colleges; Sheet music covers; Lyricists; Musicians; Musical instruments
    • 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:...
    • 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."...
    • Casey Jones the brave engineer

    • Sheet music covers; Railroad locomotives; Railroad employees; Railroad accidents
    • Cover shows a drawing of locomotive number 5, with photographs of two men (presumably the songwriters) in railroad gear inserted in what appear to be engine windows. "Words by T. Lawrence Seibert, music by Eddie Newton." "The only comedy railroad...

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