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    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Little rosebud

    • Broadsides; Brockway, W. H. (William H.), d. 1888; Reunions; Smith, Dexter, ca. 1842-1909; Travel;
    • Document containing the broadside entitled "Little Rosebud," from a song written by Dexter Smith (1838-1909) with music by W. H. Brockway (1834/35-1888). This broadside tells the story of a man who leaves the woman he loves (the "rosebud" of the...
    • Listen to the Oriole bird

    • Bereavement; Broadsides; Love; Milburn, Richard James; Songs; Winner, Septimus, 1827-1902;
    • Document containing the broadside entitled "Listen to the Oriole Bird" sung to an 1855 song entitled "Listen to the Mocking Bird" composed and published by Septimus Winner, with credit for the tune given to African American Richard Milburn (born...
    • 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...
    • Edwin and Mary

    • Broadsides; Love; Songs; United States History War of 1812; War poetry, American;
    • Document containing the broadside entitled "Edwin and Mary." This broadside tells the story of two young lovers, Edwin and Mary, who were torn apart by war. That war was probably the War of 1812, when American merchant ships were being stopped on...
    • Come, birdie, come

    • Birds in literature; Broadsides; Hays, Will. S. (William Shakespeare), 1837-1907; White, C. A. (Charles Albert), 1832-1892;
    • Document containing the broadside entitled "Come, Birdie, Come" with Will. S. Hays listed as the author. In this broadside the speaker talks to a bird sitting in a nest nearby, asking the bird to come and live with him in his home. The bird flies...
    • H. L. Mencken caricature by W. F. Pensel, November 1915

    • American newspapers--Maryland--Baltimore; Journalists--United States; Mencken, H. L. (Henry Louis), 1880-1956--Caricatures and cartoons; Smart set (New York, N.Y.); Sun (Baltimore, Md. : 1837);
    • Pen and ink drawing made in November of 1915 by W. F. Pensel of H. L. (Henry Louis) Mencken. In this caricature, Mencken is dressed as a knight seated on a well-ridden work horse or nag. Projecting out of the brim of Mencken's hat is a plume or...

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