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    • 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.
    • 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:...
    • 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...
    • 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 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 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 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.
    • Thanks for the Memories

    • Songs; Prisoners; Musical notation
    • 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...
    • 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...

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