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    • Cradle's empty baby's gone

    • Broadsides; Children and death; Ford's Theatre (Baltimore, Md.); Kennedy, Harry; Minstrels; Songs;
    • Document containing the broadside entitled "Cradle's Empty Baby's Gone," a song by Harry Kennedy, the ventriloquist (ca. 1854-1894) (full name believed to be William Henry Kennedy), as sung at Ford's Theatre (originally Ford's Grand Opera House) in...
    • Sandy haired Mary

    • Braham, David, 1838-1905; Broadsides; Carncross' Minstrels; Carncross, J. L. (John L.), b. 1834?; Dougherty, Hughey, b. 1845; Harrigan, Edward, 1844-1911; Irish Americans; Love; Songs;
    • Document containing the broadside entitled "Sandy Haired Mary." This broadside tells the story of Mr. Grogan, a young man living in Mrs. Dooley's boarding house, and of Mrs. Dooley's young sandy-haired maid Mary Daly, with whom he has fallen in...
    • In the morning by the bright light

    • African Americans; Bland, James A. (James Allen), 1854-1911; Haverly, Jack, 1837-1901; Minstrels; Slavery; Spirituals (songs);
    • Document containing the broadside entitled "In the Morning by the Bright Light." Although some regard the words to this song as a celebration of the end of slavery, that view seems short-sighted. The point of the song is spiritual in nature, with...
    • In the morning by the bright light

    • African Americans; Bland, James A. (James Allen), 1854-1911; Haverly, Jack, 1837-1901; Minstrels; Slavery; Spirituals (songs);
    • Document containing the broadside entitled "In the Morning by the Bright Light." Although some regard the words to this song as a celebration of the end of slavery, that view seems short-sighted. The point of the song is spiritual in nature, with...
    • Violet from mother's grave

    • Bereavement; Broadsides; Fox, Will H.; Holliday Street Theatre (Baltimore, Md.); Kelly, J. J.; Minstrels; Songs;
    • Document containing the broadside entitled "A Violet From Mother's Grave" from the song written by Will H. Fox. This broadside tells of the loss a man feels for his family, who have all died, and of the flower he carries with him that provides...
    • Violet from mother's grave

    • Bereavement; Broadsides; Fox, Will H.; Holliday Street Theatre (Baltimore, Md.); Kelly, J. J.; Minstrels; Songs;
    • Document containing the broadside entitled "A Violet From Mother's Grave" from the song written by Will H. Fox. This broadside tells of the loss a man feels for his family, who have all died, and of the flower he carries with him that provides...
    • White wings

    • Broadsides; Love songs; Minstrels;
    • Document containing the broadside entitled "White Wings" from the 1884 song written by (William) Banks Winter (1857-1936) and sung by J. P. O'Keefe of Thatcher, Primrose, and West's Minstrels. This broadside lists Otto Sutro & Co. of No. 207 W....
    • Good bye, Susan Jane

    • Bland, James A. (James Allen), 1854-1911; Broadsides; Haverly, Jack, 1837-1901; Love; Minstrels; Rejection (Psychology);
    • Document containing the broadside entitled "Good Bye, Susan Jane." This broadside tells the story of a young man rejected by a young woman named Susan Jane, who says that she has fallen in love with another man. James A. (Jimmy) Bland, one of the...
    • Dandy dude

    • Broadsides; Carleton, William, 1827-1885; Clothing and dress; Dandies; Humorous songs; Men;
    • Document containing the broadside entitled "The Dandy Dude" from William Carleton's comedy, "The Dude," sung at Ford's Opera House by Thatcher, Primrose, and West's Minstrels. Between 1882 and 1889, George Thatcher, George H. Primrose, and William...
    • Kingdom coming

    • African Americans; Broadsides; Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Minstrels; Slavery; Songs; ; Work, Henry C. (Henry Clay), 1832-1884
    • Document containing the broadside entitled "Kingdom Coming" from a song written by Henry Clay Work (music not provided) and published in 1862. This broadside, told in the minstrel's stereotypical African American dialect, relates with wry humor...

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