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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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Retreat of the Grand Army from Bull Run

    • Broadsides; Bull Run, 1st Battle of, Va., 1861; Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; McClellan, George Brinton, 1826-1885; McDowell, Irvin, 1818-1885; Political ballads and songs; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; War poetry, American;
    • Document containing the broadside entitled "The Retreat of the Grand Army From Bull Run" written by Ernest Cliftan and sung to the tune "Dear Evelina, Sweet Evelina." Published in Baltimore during the Civil War, this Confederate broadside tells...
    • William Price

    • Baltimore (Md.); Political ballads and songs; Price, William, 1794?-1868;
    • Document containing the broadside entitled "William Price" sung to the tune "John Todd." The speaker of this Confederate broadside asks William Price why he, as a member of the Maryland House of Delegates in 1861-1862, sponsored the "Treason Bill"...
    • 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...

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