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    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • I only had 50 cents

    • Broadsides; Courtship; Devere, Sam; Holliday Street Theatre (Baltimore, Md.); Money; Songs;
    • Document containing the broadside entitled "I Only Had 50 Cents," a version of the song known as "The Original Fifty Cents" written by Sam Devere (ca. 1842-1907) , a well-known minstrel and, later, owner of his own vaudeville company who performed...
    • 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...

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