Penn Library Department of Special Collections

William Penn

Keffer Collection of Sheet Music,
ca. 1790-1895

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Lithographers Outside Philadelphia: Benjamin W. Thayer (1814-1875)

Benjamin W. Thayer operated a lithography firm in Boston from 1840 to 1851. He often worked in association with John H. Bufford, another Boston lithographer.

There are approximately thirty-five items in the collection for which Thayer provided the illustrations.

Illustrations by Thayer in the Collection

Item No.TitleImprintPlate No.IllustrationThumbnail Image
Box 11a
no. 23
I'm with You Once Again : a popular song / the words by George P. Morris ; the music composed and dedicated to Dr. William Milnor by William R. Dempster Boston : Oliver Ditson, 1843 None "View of undercliff on the Hudson River, opposite West Point home of George Morris" / Lithographed by Thayer & Co. West Point
Box 11a
no. 39
The Indian Hunter : a song / written by Ilza Cook ; the music composed & dedicated to Henry John Sharpe Esq. as a mark of esteem by his friend Henry L. Russell New York : Jas. L. Hewitt, 1842 or 1843 None American Indian in a sylvan setting / Thayer & Co.'s Lithogr. Indian Hunter
Box 29
no. 21
The Moon in All Her Beauty : a barcarolel / words by Charles Jeffreys [sic] ; music by Marliani Boston : Oliver Ditson, between 1838 and 1844 None Boats on a lake / Thayer & Co.'s Lith. Moon in Beauty


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