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sm222.jpg (256566 bytes)SHEET MUSIC-  BLACK AMERICANA- HAPPY DAYS IN GEORGIA  1899 sheet music, "Happy Days in Georgia" 14" x 11" .5 pp complete. Graphic cover of man playing banjo, couple dancing. Exhibits heavy wear and use, spine split, light discoloration along border, chipping, small edge tears, repaired 1 1/2" tear left side, and period pencil notation "monkey face" to rt of banjo player. Despite condition issues. strong color an visually appealing. .(Sm.222); $55.


sm227.jpg (551165 bytes)SHEET MUSIC-  BLACK AMERICANA- POLICY KING  1905 sheet music, "Policy King" 14" x 11" .7 pp complete.  Exhibits some wear and use, spine split halfway, some chipping and a few small edge tears, o/w VG+ cond.(Sm.227); $55.


sm225.jpg (252319 bytes)SHEET MUSIC-  BLACK AMERICANA- JOLLY PICKANINNIES.  1902 sheet music, "Jolly Pickinannies" 14" x 11" .5 pp complete.  Exhibits some wear and use, spine split , some chipping and a few small edge tears, o/w VG+ cond.(Sm.225); $75.


sm271.jpg (395371 bytes)SHEET MUSIC-  BLACK AMERICANA- GREAT ETHIOPIAN SONGS.  1880 sheet music, "In the Evening by the Moonlight" 14" x 11" .5 pp complete. Litho cover of what appears to be a revival meeting.  Exhibits wear and use, spine split , chipping along perimeter, several small edge tears, 1" ear at top left , central subject area is VG+. (Sm.271); $85.


sm273.jpg (215357 bytes)SHEET MUSIC-  BLACK AMERICANA- SHEW FLY.  1869 sheet music, "Shew Fly" 13" x 10". 5 pp complete. Litho cover. Copyright notice on bottom of front cover. From bound volume, with tell tale stitching marks along spine. Exhibits some light use and trimmed slightly , overall VG-Fine (Sm.273); $100.


sm221.jpg (245855 bytes)SHEET MUSIC-  BLACK AMERICANA- FOUR LITTLE CURLY HEADED COONS.  1891 sheet music, "Four Little Curly Headed Coons" 14" x 11" .5 pp complete. B/w engraving cover artwork.  Exhibits very light wear and use, overall VG-Fine. (Sm.221); $85.


sm223.jpg (275795 bytes)SHEET MUSIC-  BLACK AMERICANA- FRED WILSONS CLOG DANCES.  1860 sheet music, 13 1/4" x 10" .3 pp complete. Litho cover artwork.  Exhibits light wear and use, rom bound volume, exhibits typical spine / binding marks, overall VG-Fine. (Sm.223); $125.
FRED WILSON, was born in Boston, Mass., November 9, 1827. made his first appearance about 1843, and for four or five years allied himself with many of the various minstrel companies that sprang up after the success of the parent organization. In 1848 he joined 'Bije' Thayer's Minstrels, a prominent Boston Company. While Mr. Wilson was not the first to do clog dancing in this country, he was undoubtedly the first to do so in a minstrel company. In the Fall of 1858 he joined Bryant's Minstrels in New York, and about December 1, that year, made his first appearance in Boston with the Morris Bros., Pell and Trowbridge's Minstrels, where he made a lengthy stay. April 29, 1861, he opened with Lloyd's Minstrels in New York, closing May 25, following. Later he went to China in a government capacity, but not liking the cooking in the Celestial Empire, returned to the United States, arriving January 25, 1864. (Charley) Morris and Wilson's Minstrels opened their permanent Home in St. Louis, April 10, 1865; the partnership dissolved in February, 1867. Fred Wilson's Minstrels toured for two or three years, and then Mr. Wilson made another foreign trip; but returned in the Summer of 1871. In 1872 he was with Cal. Wagner's Minstrels, and in 1875 made another foreign invasion, remaining abroad five years, returning in 1880 and joining Haverly's Minstrels. Subsequently Mr. Wilson, whose specialty for many years had been clog dancing, except in 1852 when he was a clown in a circus, took up executive duties with many minstrel and other organizations. He also promoted several attractions of his own. Fred Wilson 

 


 

sm082.jpg (210896 bytes)SHEET MUSIC- CHROMOLITHOGRAPH COVER.  1859 Sheet music, "CANARY BIRD SCHOTTISCH" 13 3/4" x 10 3/4" . Chromolithograph cover art,  From bound volume ,with accompanying spine irregularities, older tape repair).(Sm.82);  $pending.


sm081.jpg (197400 bytes)SHEET MUSIC- GRAPHIC CHROMOLITHOGRAPH COVER. 1857 Sheet music, "PRIDE SCHOTTISCH" 13 1/4" x 10 1/2" . Chromolithograph cover art,somewhat risque for the period. Strong tonality and contrast.  From bound volume (with accompanying minor spine irregularities).(Sm.81); $75.


sm013.jpg (312871 bytes)SHEET MUSIC- HAND TINTED LITHOGRAPH COVER. 1847 Sheet music, "Spring" 13 1/4" x 10 1/4" . Hand tinted lithograph cover art of young lady by Sarony & Major, NY. From bound volume (with accompanying spine irregularities), wear and soiling to outer margins, a small bit of discoloration in t/l background, 13 pp complete. (Sm.13); $24.99


sm018.jpg (126918 bytes)SHEET MUSIC- LITHOGRAPH COVER- RAINER FAMILY.  1841 sheet music, "The Mountain Maid's Invitation" 13 1/4" x 10 1/4" . Lithograph cover of the Rainer Family in native attire. From bound volume , split spine (with accompanying spine irregularities), overall VG condition, 5 pp complete.(Sm.18); $45.00


sm933.jpg (663227 bytes)SHEET MUSIC- LITHOGRAPH COVER- THE DEATH OF MINNEHAHA.  N.D. ca. 1855. sheet music, 13 1/2" x 10 1/4" . Beautiful hand tinted lithograph cover. Words from Longfellow' New Poem " Hiawatha". The Song of Hiawatha is an 1855 epic poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, featuring an Indian hero. From bound volume with accompanying bindery marks along spine, some soiling and signs of use, a few small edge tears, none of which distract from the graphic appeal of the music. (Sm.933); $145. 


sm970.jpg (581131 bytes)SHEET MUSIC – THE CONSTANCE POLKA, 1852. BEAUTIFUL COLOR LITHOGRAPH COVER. 5pp. Complete. Litho by Sarony &Major., NY. From bound volume, with accompanying bindery markings along spine. Sheet music has very light wear and some minor soiling, overall Fine condition. (Sm.970); $75


sm378.jpg (624638 bytes)SHEET MUSIC – JENNY LIND - THE OPERA OF LA FILLE DU REGIMENT, 1845 .  Sheet music, 13” x 10”. 7 pp.  Hand colored lithograph of a viviandiere. From bound volume, with accompanying bindery markings along spine. Exhibits some minor wear and soiling, most prevalent on the bottom right and corner on the front page and the inner pages. The overall condition is good-VG. See photograph.  (Sm378); $125.


sm380.jpg (640657 bytes)SHEET MUSIC – LA VIVANDIERE, 1844. GREAT COLORED LITHOGRAPH. Sheet music. 13” x 10”.  6 pp. complete.  From bound volume, with slight accompanying bindery markings along spine. Sheet music has some very light wear and soiling, overall the condition is fine. See photograph. (sm380); $225.


sm051.jpg (454056 bytes)SHEET MUSIC – FIVE BELLES POLKA, 1856 – BEAUTIFUL CHROMOLITHOGRAPHIC COVER .  Sheet music, 12 ½” x 9 ¾”. 6 pp complete. Graphically appealing lithograph by Sarony , Major and Knapp.  From bound volume, with accompanying bindery markings along spine. Sheet music has some wear and minor soiling, overall the condition is VG-fine. See photograph. (Sm51)$145.


sm851.jpg (2879368 bytes)SHEET MUSIC –PLUME POLKA – BEAUTIFUL CHROMOLITHO - 1855. Sheet music, copyright date on bottom of image, somewhat unclear, though 1855 .  13 3/4” x 10 1/4”. 7 pp complete.  Well executed early chromolithography.  Exhibits some wear and use, from bound volume ,with accompanying minor spine irregularities, partially split spine,  overall condition is Fine.  (Sm 851);  $85.


sm193.jpg (564698 bytes)SHEET MUSIC – THE CELEBRATED WITCHES DANCE – LITHO COVER – 1852.   Sheet music, 1852,  13 1/2” x 10”. 13 pp; complete.  Exhibits some wear, trimmed along bottom , from bound volume, with companying bindery markings along spine ( w/ document repair tape along spine);  overall condition is  VG-Fine. See photograph. (Sm 193); $85.


sm902.jpg (541075 bytes)SHEET MUSIC – OIL ON THE BRAIN- 1864. Sheet music, 12 ¾” x 10 ¼”. Copyright 1864 by J. Marsh. 5pp. complete . Nice ad on back for Marsh’s Music Store. In response to Colonel Edwin L. Drake‟s oil well of 1859 came songs named PA Has Struck Ile, Oil on the Brain, and Petroleum Gallop  Lyrics were humorous, narrative, or libelous, often using satire to poke fun at oil companies. They tell the story of „striking it rich‟ and portray oil companies that took advantage of the oil boom  Here is the chorus of Oil on the Brain “Stock's par, stocks up, Then on the wane, Everybody's troubled with "Oil on the Brain"

From bound volume, with light accompanying bindery markings along spine. Sheet music has very small tears on the right edge of each page, though all have been reinforced by tape; otherwise there is some light soiling, foxing, and very minor wear. Overall the condition is VG-fine. See photograph. ((Sm 902); $85.

 


 

 

sm377.jpg (508047 bytes)SHEET MUSIC – JENNY LIND MUSIC – LITHOGRAPHIC COVER ILLUSTRATION . Sheet music “ The Child of the Regiment”,13 ½” x 10 ¼”. 3 pp. From bound volume, with slight accompanying bindery markings along spine. Exhibits some minor wear and some light soiling, overall the condition is VG-fine. See photograph. (Sm377); $75.


sm191.jpg (264739 bytes)SHEET MUSIC – LE CARNAVAL DE NOUVELLE ORLEANS POLKA. CA. 1860s . Sheet music, n.d. ca. 1860s,  14” x 10 ¾”. 11 pages. Exhibits some wear, small portions of the bottom left hand corners are missing on each page, front page is separated from spine, light soiling,  overall condition is G- VG. See photograph. (Sm 191); $85. 


sm882.jpg (721280 bytes)SHEET MUSIC –PRIDE POLKA – 1850 CHROMOLITHOGRAPH COVER.  Sheet music  131/4    x 10 1/2 . Litho by E. Brown NY .  7pp. complete.  Graphically appealing cover art. Sheet music exhibits some wear and soiling, bottom trimmed affecting some text on cover, not internally,  from bound volume with accompanying marks along spine edge,  overall condition is VG+ (sm882); $65. .


sm945.jpg (129761 bytes)SHEET MUSIC- SARATOGA SCHOTTISCH-  1851 sheet music,  13 " x 10" . 3 pp complete. Beautiful hand tinted lithograph. From bound volume, spine repaired cleanly with archival tape, overall fine cond. (sm.945); $175.

 

sm192.jpg (285163 bytes)SHEET MUSIC- SARATOGA SCHOTTISCH-  1851 sheet music,  13 " x 10" . 3 pp complete. Beautiful hand tinted lithograph. From bound volume, A bit of discoloration in title and a small area left center side, o/w VG fine cond. (sm.192); $125.

 


sm362.jpg (282710 bytes)SHEET MUSIC – THE ASSOCIATION  QUICK STEP , ALBANY  1843 . Sheet music, 13 1/4  x 10 1/4, 3pp. complete.  Dedicated to the Albany Young Men’s Assocation for Mutual Improvement. From bound volume, with slight accompanying bindery markings along spine. Exhibits  wear and use, b/r side and t/l side have rough edges,  o/w overall Gd condition.  See photograph (Sm. 362); $45.     


sm978.jpg (493981 bytes) SHEET MUSIC – THE TEE-TO-TAL SOCIETY, 1840. LITHOGRAPH COVER . Sheet music. 13 ¼ x 10 ½. 4pp. Teetotalism is the practice or promotion of complete personal   abstinence from alcoholic beverages. A person who practices (and possibly advocates) teetotalism is called a teetotaler (also spelled teetotaller; plural teetotalers or teetotallers) or is simply said to be teetotal. The teetotalism movement was first started in Preston, England in the early 19th century. . From bound volume, with accompanying bindery markings along spine. Exhibitsd some minor wear on the edges, as well as minor soiling, overall VG+ condition  See photograph. (Sm978); $125.


 

 

 

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