Tom, The Blind Negro Boy Pianist, Only 10 Years Old

Published by
Horace Waters, American, 1845 - 1949
Subject of
Wiggins, Thomas Greene, American, 1849 - 1908
Date
1860
Medium
ink on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 13 3/8 x 10 7/16 in. (34 x 26.5 cm)
Title
Sheet music for Blind Tom's songs the Oliver Gallop and Virginia Polka
Description
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.
Place printed
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Classification
Slavery and Freedom Objects
Documents and Published Materials-Sheet music
Type
portraits
sheet music
Topic
Child musicians
Children
Composers (Musicians)
Folk (Music)
Instrumentalists (Musicians)
Polka (Music)
Singers (Musicians)
Slavery
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2011.57.26
Restrictions & Rights
Public domain
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5bf732926-a889-4942-85af-b68fc725a4d2
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