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William Penn

Keffer Collection of Sheet Music,
ca. 1790-1895

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Illustrations of Birds in the Collection
Item No.TitleImprintPlate No.Illustration
Box 39a
no. 6
The Bird Waltz : for the piano forte or harp / composed by Francis Panormo Philadelphia : G. E. Blake, ca. 1820 None Small picture of a bird set within the caption
Box 29
no. 6
The Carrier Dove : Oh! Fly Away to My Native Land : ballad / composed and arranged for the piano forte by Daniel Johnson. 12th ed. New York : Atwill, 1841 None Woman standing at a window with a dove flying in; below there is a man in chains with a dove leaving a cell
Box 38
no. 6
Eagle Gallopade / composed and arranged for the piano forte and respectfully dedicated to his friend Frederic Lauer of Reading Pa. by John Endlich Philadelphia : G. Willig, 1840 None An eagle
Box 23
no. 30
Listen to the Mocking Bird : as sung by Rose Merrifield / written and arranged by Alice Hawthorne [Septimus Winner] Philadelphia : Lee & Walker, 1856 None A Mocking bird
Box 12
no. 40
Lucy : no. 2 of songs, duetts & trios, with a harp accompaniment / the poetry by Peter Pindar, Mr. Rannie &c. ; the music by Mozart & others London : Broderip & Wilkinson, ca. 1800 None Above the title: an angel flying on the back of a bird; below the title: a dove, a bow, and a quiver of arrows / R. Williamson, sc.
Box 23
no. 35
The Mocking-Bird Quickstep / arranged by Augustus Schaeffer Philadelphia : Lee & Walker, 1866 8682 A mocking bird / Mackellar, Smiths & Jordan, Electrotypers
Box 14
no. 45
Old Abe, the Battle Eagle : song & chorus / poetry by L. J. Bates ; music by T. Martin Towne Milwaukee : H. N. Hempsted, 1865 225-5 Color: Portrait of Old Abe, mascot of the 8th Wisconsin Regt. / L. Kurz ; Lith. Chas. Shober
Box 11a
no. 35
The Robin : ballad / by Eliza Cook and Stephen Glover Philadelphia : Lee & Walker, between 1849 and 1851 762 6 Color: Six birds in a natural setting / J. Watson ; T. Sinclair's Lith.
Box 40
no. 20
Robin Red Breast : song / sung by Madam Anna Bishop ; composed by J. M. Hubbard. 5th ed. New York : Firth, Son & Co., 1859 4295 Color: Robin perched in a tree in country setting

Illustrations ofAnimals in the Collection
Item No.TitleImprintPlate No.Illustration
Box 38
no. 4
La Chasse au Lion : grand galop brillant : op. 55 / by Ch. Kölling Brooklyn : George von Kameke, 185- G.V.K.77 Face of a lion / C. Koenig ; Thos. Russell Lith.
Box 36a
no. 22
The Hippopotamus Polka / by L. St. Mars New York : W. Hall & Son, between 1848 and 1858 948 Young woman dancing with a hippopotamus dressed in a suit / lith. of Sarony
Box 35
no. 27
Learning to Dance : a set of quadrilles / composed by C. Redler Boston : Oliver Ditson, between 1844 and 1857 1512 A man with a violin teaching a bear to dance / J. H. Bufford's Lith.
Box 32
no. 58
Opussum Dance : the Fur Set, no. 11 / by E. Mack Boston : Oliver Ditson & Co., 1868 10186 3 Animals depicting the 12 individual titles in the collection / T. Sinclair & Son, Lith.
Box 36a
no. 32
The Polar Bear Polka / composed by Albert W. Berg New York : Firth, Pond & Co., 1856 4010 Two polar bears dancing (or fighting), with a portrait of Elisha Kane above / lith. of Sarony, Major & Knapp
Box 13
no. 36
Rangers' Trip to Westborough, or Lion Quick Step : respectfully dedicated to Capt. Chas. C. Paine and the officers and members of the Rifle Rangers, Boston / composed by James Hooton Boston : C. Bradlee, 1834 None A Lion on a knoll overlooking a column of soldiers standing at attention on a street in Westborough, Mass., with a hotel and railroad in the background / J. H. Bufford delt. ; Pendleton's Lithogs.
Box 15
no. 76
Tiger Leap Polka-redowa / composed and respectfully dedicated to the New York Light Guard by C. Koppitz New York : H. B. Dodworth, 1862 None Tiger leaping over a ball / Stackpole, sc.
Box 15
no. 77
Tiger Polka / composed & dedictaed to the Buffalo Tigers by C. C. Smith Chicago : Root & Cady, 1861 123 4 A tiger's head beneath a banner
Box 13
no. 44
The Tiger Quick Step : respectfully dedicated to Capt. E. Weston and the officers and members of the Boston Light Infantry : performed for the first time at their anniversary 1834 by the Boston Brigade Band / composed by T. Comer Boston : C. Bradlee, 1834 None A leaping tiger in the foreground; placed beneath the tiger, in the background, are troops marching in formation / Pendleton's Lithography

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