Engraved sheet music, 5 pages. The front cover's title reads "TOM / The Blind Negro Boy Pianist / Only 10 Years Old" and has an illustration of a boy in dark jacket with white collar and cuffs, standing with his arm on a table. He holds his hat in the other hand.
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.
After escaping slavery, Washington enlisted as a musician at age 16 in the U.S. Colored Infantry.
Brass disk with attachment hole at the top. Obverse: struck with image of eagle with shield and arrows at center and "IN THE WAR OF/ UNION/ 1861, 2 & 3" around perimeter. Reverse: individual letters die stamped "DRUMMIER" across lower center and "CoE.2nd REGT.NCC.VOLS GEORGE. WASHINGTON” around the perimeter.
Robinson enlisted as a bugler at the age of 17 in the U.S. Colored Cavalry.
Brass disk with attachment hole at top. Obverse: struck with image of eagle with shield and "IN THE WAR Of UNION 1861, 2 & 3 & 4". Reverse: "CO. H2RDT. U. S./ CAVY." Individually die stamped at center and "CORNELIUS ROBINSON" around perimeter.