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    • 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...
    • Call me back again

    • Broadsides; Dreams; Hendrickson, W. D. (William D.); Hennig, O. E. (Otto E.); Unrequited love;
    • Document containing the broadside entitled "Call Me Back Again" from a song written by O. E. (Otto E.) Hennig with music by W. D. (William D.) Hendrickson (latter information not provided on this sheet). Printed by P. J. Dennis of Baltimore,...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Katie's secret

    • Ambuhl, Edward; Broadsides; Hackelton, M. W. (Maria Williams), b. 1833; Love; Sadness;
    • Document containing the broadside entitled "Katie's Secret" from an 1863 song written by M. W. Hackelton with music by Edward Ambuhl. In this broadside a young woman named Katie recounts how her perspective of the world has changed now that her...
    • Home again

    • Broadsides; Pike, Marshall S. (Marshall Springs); Reunions; Travel;
    • Document containing the broadside entitled "Home Again" from the song composed by Marshall S. Pike. This broadside relates how good it feels to be home from a foreign shore, reunited with old friends. Centered between the two words of the title is...
    • 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...
    • Katy Avourneen

    • Broadsides; Honor; Love; Songs;
    • Document containing the broadside entitled "Katy Avourneen." This broadside, from an Irish ballad ascribed to J. E. Johnson, relates the story of Barney and Katy Avourneen. One snowy evening, Barney stops at his sweetheart's house and asks to be...
    • 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...
    • Moonlight on the lake

    • Broadsides; Courtship; Love songs; Kernan, James L., 1840-1912; Kernan's Monumental Theatre (Baltimore, Md.); White, C. A. (Charles Albert), 1832-1892;
    • Document containing the broadside entitled "Moonlight on the Lake" from an 1878 song written by C. A. White and sung by the Clipper Quartette at Kernan's Monumental Theatre in Baltimore, Maryland. This broadside relates what one young man says to...
    • 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...

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