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Contraband's Song of Freedom lyric sheet

 Item — Box: 1 [31151030070852]
Identifier: MS-0534
Joseph Eastburn Winner (1837-1918) was an American composer and music publisher. This collection consists of a lyric sheet for his Contraband's Song of Freedom, an American Civil War song dealing with African Americans and slavery, dated 1865.

Dates

  • 1865

Creator

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Single copies may be made for research purposes. Researchers are responsible for determining any copyright questions. It is not necessary to seek our permission as the owner of the physical work to publish or otherwise use public domain materials that we have made available for use, unless Johns Hopkins University holds the copyright.

Extent

0.167 Cubic Feet (1 item)

Biographical Note

Joseph Eastburn Winner, composer and music publisher, was born in Philadelphia, the son of instrument maker, Joseph E. Winner, Sr. Joseph E. Winner operated a publishing business in Philadelphia from 1854 to 1907. He often used his middle name, Eastburn, as a pseudonym on his compositions.

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of a lyric sheet for Joseph Eastburn Winner's Contraband's Song of Freedom, an American Civil War song dealing with African Americans and emancipation, dated 1865. The sheet contains lyrics only, consisting of four stanzas, each with chorus, enclosed within an ornamental border. The first line: See the light now gently glowing. The song is a celebration of emancipation.

At head of title: A.W. Auner, song publisher, N.E. cor. 11th & Market, Philada.

Contains an advertisement for W.R. Smith, agt., music & musical instruments, No. 135 North Eighth Street, Philadelphia.

Provenance

Item purchased in July 2006.

Processing Information

Finding aid prepared by Kelly Spring on 7 May 2010.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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