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    • There is life in old Maryland yet

    • Broadsides; Bull Run, 1st Battle of, Va., 1861; Confederate States of America; Flags; Maryland--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; Political ballads and songs; Ridgely, N. G. (Nicholas Greenberry), 1841-1882; United States--History--Civil War,...
    • Document containing the broadside entitled "There Is Life in Old Maryland Yet" written by "Cola" (a pseudonym used by Nicholas Greenberry Ridgely, a Baltimore satirist). Printed in Baltimore during the Civil War, this broadside employs a refrain...
    • Dying Confederate's last wish

    • Broadsides; Confederate States of America; Death; Soldiers; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; War poetry, American;
    • Document containing the broadside entitled "The Dying Confederate's Last Wish." Signed and/or published by "Maryland," this broadside tells the story of a dying Confederate soldier bidding farewell to his comrades in arms and asking them not to...
    • 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...
    • Driven from home

    • Broadsides; Hays, Will. S. (William Shakespeare), 1837-1907; Orphans; Peters, J. L. (John L.); Poverty; Songs;
    • Document containing the broadside entitled "Driven From Home" from the 1868 song written by Will. S. Hays, one of the most prolific and popular songwriters of the 19th century, and published by J. L. Peters of New York. This broadside tells 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...

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