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Printed by:
The Sun Book and Job Printing Establishment, American, after 1851  Search this
Subject of:
Thomas Greene Wiggins, American, 1849 - 1908  Search this
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)
Type:
pamphlets
Place printed:
Baltimore, Maryland, United States, North and Central America
Date:
ca. 1876
Description:
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.
Topic:
African American  Search this
Child musicians  Search this
Instrumentalists (Musicians)  Search this
Literature  Search this
Slavery  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Paxton and Rachel Baker
Object number:
2014.3.1
Restrictions & Rights:
Public domain
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Slavery and Freedom Objects
Documents and Published Materials-Published Works
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2014.3.1