Penn Library Department of Special Collections

William Penn

Keffer Collection of Sheet Music,
ca. 1790-1895

Content and design by John Bewley

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Lithographers Outside Philadelphia: George Endicott (1802-1848) and William Endicott (1816-1851)

George and William Endicott were born in Canton, Massachusetts. George Endicott began his career as a lithographer in New York in1828. From 1830 to 1834 he was partners with Moses Swett in Endicott & Swett. William Endicott joined his brother's firm in 1841. After George Endicott died in 1848 William continued operation of the firm as William Endicott & Co. He was joined by Francis Endicott from 1852 to 1886 and George Endicott, Jr. ran the firm from 1887 to 1891.

There are approximately twenty-seven items in the collection for which the Endicotts provided the illustrations.

Illustrations by the Endicotts in the Collection

Item No.TitleImprintPlate No.IllustrationThumbnail Image
Box 13
no. 31
The Mountain Home Quick Step : from the popular melody Will You Come to My Mountain Home Love? : played by Dodworth's Cornet Band / [melody by Francis Brown] ; arranged by Samuel O. Dyer New York : Firth, Hall & Pond, 1847 4199 House set among fields and woods / G. & W. Endicott's Lith. Mountain Home
Box 11
no. 55
Oh! Gently Glides My Bonnie Boat : a favorite duett : respecyfully dedicated to Miss Mary A. Cole / composed & arranged with symphonies & accompaniments by J. Greenwood New York : T. Birch, 1832 None A couple in a row boat / Lith. of Endicott & Swett Gently Glides
Box 40
no. 16
Old King Cotton / words by George P. Morris ; music by Wm. H. Morris New York : Wm. Hall & Son, 1860 4481 Color: Cotton plant in bloom / lith. of Endicott & Co. King Cotton
Box 13
no. 37
The Retreat from St. Jean D'Acre : a descriptive march / composed & dedicated to Commodore Napier and his brave companions in arms by Stephen Glover New York : Firth, Hall & Pond, between 1844 and 1847 2202 Ibrahim Pacha on horseback / Lith. of Endicott Jean D'Acre
Box 37
no. 31
Saratoga Schottisch / arranged for the pianoforte by Johann Munck New York : Horace Waters, 1851 None Tinted: Congress Park, Saratoga Springs, N.Y. / Lith. of Endicott & Co. Saratoga
Box 11a
no. 56
Woodman! Spare That Tree! : a ballad / the words copied from the New York Mirror, written by George P. Morris, by whom this song is respectfully dedicated to Benjamin M. Brown, Esq. ; the music by Henry Russell New York : Firth & Hall, 1837 None Woodman with axe standing next to a large tree. Another man is speaking to him, presumably entreating him to spare the tree / Lith. of G. & W. Endicott Woodman


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