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Songs, Sketch of the Life of Blind Tom

Smithsonian Institution,


A pamphlet containing a summary of Blind Tom's life with lyrics to songs. The pamphlet is printed on off white paper with black ink and has thirty two pages. The front cover reads “SONGS, / SKETCH OF THE LIFE” at the top with a black-and-white image of Blind Tom. “TESTIMONIALS / FROM THE / MOST EMINENT COMPOSERS” is printed on the left side of the image and “AND OPINIONS OF THE / American and English / PRESS” is printed on the right side. Printed below the image is “OF / BLIND TOM / The Marvelous Musical Prodigy, / THE NEGRO BOY PIANIST, / WHOSE RECENT PERFORMANCES AT THE / Great St. James and Egyptian Halls, London, and Salle Hertz, Paris, / HAVE CREATED SUCH A PROFOUND SENSATION.” The back cover has “BLIND TOM'S CONCERTS / PROGRAMME” printed on it with lists of songs performed by Blind Tom in two columns.
Medium: ink on paper
Dimensions: closed: 8 15/16 × 5 11/16 × 1/8 in. (22.7 × 14.4 × 0.3 cm) ; open: 8 15/16 × 11 15/16 × 1/8 in. (22.7 × 30.3 × 0.3 cm)
Object number: 2014.3.1
Credit Line: Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Paxton and Rachel Baker
Subject of: Thomas Greene Wiggins, American, 1849 - 1908
Place printed: Baltimore, Maryland, United States, North and Central America
Printed by: The Sun Book and Job Printing Establishment, American, after 1851
Data Source: National Museum of African American History and Culture


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ARGOMENTI : # in Arti / Musica / Singoli compositori, musicisti, band e gruppi musicali /
Scienze umane / Storia / Storia: specifici eventi e argomenti / Schiavitù e abolizione della schiavitù /
Società e scienze sociali / Società e cultura / Gruppi sociali / Studi etnografici / Minoranze etniche e multiculturalismo
TAG : tag: pamphlets , African American , Child musicians , Instrumentalists (Musicians) , literature , Slavery