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

Sheet music for Blind Tom's songs the Oliver Gallop and Virginia Polka

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Published by
Horace Waters, American, 1845 - 1949
Subject of
Wiggins, Thomas Greene, American, 1849 - 1908
Medium
ink on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 13 3/8 x 10 7/16 in. (34 x 26.5 cm)
Type
portraits
sheet music
Place printed
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date
1860
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.
Topic
African American
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
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Slavery and Freedom Objects
Documents and Published Materials-Sheet music
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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