Mar 26, 2015 - Sale 2377

Sale 2377 - Lot 457

Price Realized: $ 500
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 400 - $ 600
(MUSIC.) VARIOUS. Group of 16 pieces of early engraved music. Uniform folio; most have been removed from larger volumes, thus with some light wear to the spines. should be seen. Vp, 1860s

Additional Details

Collection of sheet music with themes from the civil war and post-war with the usual black stereotypes popular with the music publishers of the day.
'Little Sam' the black child marching with a broom, was an image used to caricature the black soldiers that entered the war in 1863, while 'Slavery Chains are Broke at Last" and "Golden Wedding" are pieces by black composers with more positive images.