Penn Library Department of Special Collections

William Penn

Keffer Collection of Sheet Music,
ca. 1790-1895

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Lithographers Outside Philadelphia: John Henry Bufford (1810-1870)

John H. Bufford operated lithography firms in New York (1835-1840) and Boston (1841-1871). He received his training by working for William S. Pendleton in Boston and later for George Endicott and Nathaniel Currier in New York.

There are approximately fifty-four items in the collection for which the Bufford firms provided the illustrations.

Illustrations by Bufford in the Collection

Item No.TitleImprintPlate No.IllustrationThumbnail Image
Box 29
no. 3
The Blue Juniata / words and melody by M. D. Sullivan ; arranged for the piano forte by E. L. White Boston : Oliver Ditson, 1841 1135 Native American woman standing on a river bank / Bufford & Co. Lith. Juniata
Box 13
no. 21
Howard's Quick Step : performed by the Boston Brass Band and respectfully dedicated to E. Flagg Esq. / by Frank Howard (of Dumbolton's Ethiopian Serenaders) ; & arranged from their most favourite melodies Boston : Stephen W. Marsh, 1848 32 Bandsman in uniform holding a keyed bugle / from a daguerreotype by Chase ; J. H. Bufford's Lith. Howard's Quick Step
Box 41
no. 29
Inman Line March / composed by A. E. Warren Boston : White & Goullaud, 1872 188 Three-masted steamship City of Brussels / J. H. Bufford's Lith. Inman
Box 14
no. 38
Major General McClellan's Grand March : arranged for the piano forte Boston : Oliver Ditson & Co., 1861 8309 Color: Portrait of General George B. McClellan on horseback with battlefield and foot soldiers in background / J. H. Bufford's Lith. McClellan
Box 24
no. 34
The Prima Donna Waltzes / by Jullien Boston : Oliver Ditson, 1853? 7002 Color: Young woman on balcony / Bufford's Lith. Prima Donna
Box 29
no. 32
Row, Row, Homeward We Go : song / words by J. E. Carpenter ; music by N. J. Sporle Boston : Oliver Ditson, between 1858 and 1876 18264 People in boats on a moonlit river, with village in background / J. H. Bufford's Lith. Row Row


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