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    • Baltimore boys' own

    • Baltimore (Md.); Broadsides; Confederate States of America; Jones, Edward Franc, 1828-1913; Riots; Political ballads and songs; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; War poetry, American;
    • Document containing the broadside entitled "Baltimore Boys' Own" sung to the tune "Charley Cole." This broadside is a call to the sons of the South to take arms against their Northern foes. It particularly refers to the Baltimore riot of 1861 in...
    • My grandfather's clock

    • Broadsides; Clocks and watches; Songs; Work, Henry C. (Henry Clay), 1832-1884;
    • Document containing the broadside entitled "My Grandfather's Clock" from the 1876 song written by Henry C. Work. This broadside tells the story of a floor clock owned by the speaker's grandfather. The clock, we are told, was bought at the man's...
    • Hark! baby, hark!

    • Braham, David, 1838-1905; Broadsides; Harrigan, Edward, 1844-1911; Harrigan & Hart; Hart, Tony, 1855-1891; Irish Americans; Slavery;
    • Document containing the broadside entitled "Hark! Baby, hark!" This broadside tells the story of a slave woman who is dying from a whipping she received while trying to protect her child from the cruel blows of her master. Her husband recounts the...
    • Climb up, climb up

    • Broadsides; Emmet, J. K. (Joseph Kline), 1840-1891; Songs; United States;
    • Document containing the broadside entitled "Climb Up, Climb Up." The text, written in the phonetic rendering of a German accent, relates the life of a mountain guide who leads male and female travelers on climbs into the mountains. J. K. Emmet...
    • Baby's got a tooth

    • Babies; Broadsides; Family; Marriage; Reed, Charley; Teeth; Wannemacher, H.;
    • Document containing the broadside entitled "Baby's Got A Tooth" from a song written by Charley Reed and arranged by H. Wannemacher (music not included). This broadside tells the story of an eight-month-old baby boy who has just received his first...
    • Hicksie

    • Broadsides; Hicks, Thomas Holliday, 1798-1865; Maryland--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; Political ballads and songs; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; War poetry, American;
    • Document containing the broadside entitled "Hicksie." The language used in this broadside is reminiscent of the caricatured dialect ascribed to slaves of the pre-Civil War South. "Hicksie" is Thomas Holliday Hicks, the Governor of Maryland at the...
    • Jumbo!

    • Arthur, Chester Alan, 1829-1886; Barnum, P. T. (Phineas Taylor), 1810-1891; Beane, Fannie; Behman, Louis C., 1855-1902; Bernhardt, Sarah, 1844-1923; Broadsides; Dickinson, Anna E. (Anna Elizabeth), 1842-1932; Gilday, Charles; Ingersoll, Robert...
    • Document containing the broadside entitled "Jumbo!" a parody sung by Fanny [sic] Beane and Charles Gilday. Fannie Beane and Charles Gilday were traveling comedy performers who, after marriage, continued to perform as a team. "Jumbo" was one of the...
    • 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...
    • 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....

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