Sheet Music, "Old Jessy"

Collection Type

  • Ephemera

Date

1852

GUSN

GUSN-191293

Description

Single sheet (title page); edges very ragged/torn; title and other lettering very ornate with many different fonts; lettering surrounded by scrolls and dashes; handwritten and embossed inscriptions at top.

Details

Descriptive Terms

sheet music
paper (fiber product)
ink
Music, Sheet

Inscription

"OLD JESSY/ Ethiopian Story/ Words by / C.C. SEDGEWICK/ Music Composed & Dedicated to/ E.P. CHRISTY ESQ. / of the Celebrated/ Christy's Minstrels/ By/ CHARLIE C. CONVERSE." (printed)
"Philadelphia, LEE & WALKER 188 Chestnut Street./ F.W. Ratcliff, Louisville, KY."
"Entered according to act of Congress A.D. 1852 lec & Waller to the clerk's office of the Dt. Ct. of the En. Dt. of Pa."
"E. M'Carthy, Sc."
"Miss Mollie Brewer/ Hillsboro, Ills./ July 6~61 Po 2" (handwritten)
"Higgins Brother/ Dealers In/ Piano Fortes/ Melodeons/ Violins/ Guitars/ Strings &/ 54 Randolph St/ Chicago, Ills" (embossed)

Maker

Lee & Walker (Publisher)
Converse, Charles C. , 1832-1918 (Composer)
Sedgewick, C. C. (Lyricist)
Higgins Brothers (Vendor)

Object Type

Documentary Artifact

Dimensions

13 3/8 x 10 5/8 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Evelyn Sawyer Tobias

Accession Number

2005.23.14

Date

1852 (Year of copyright)