A Bundle of Rags

Image for A Bundle of Rags
Composed by
Roberts, Robt. S.
Liné, Hans S.
Published by
Kussel, Philip
Owned by
McDonald, Vernon Sugg, American, 1906 - 1982
Sugg, Mary Elizabeth, American, 1839 - 1915
Medium
ink on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 13 1/2 × 10 11/16 in. (34.3 × 27.1 cm)
Type
sheet music
Place collected
Sugg McDonald House, Sonora, Tuolumne County, California, United States, North and Central America
Place printed
Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, United States, North and Central America
Date
1898
Description
Sheet music for the song A Bundle of Rags. The front cover features a black, red, and white illustration of a caricatured African American man and woman doing laundry in a large wooden tub. Type above illustration reads: [A / BUNDLE / of RAGS]. Type along left side reads: [A / Series / of / Negro / MELODIES / BY]. Type along right side of illustration reads: [IN / The / Popular / RAGTIME]. Type beneath illustration reads: [ROB'T S. ROBERTS. / Author of / "THE PRIDE OF BUCKTOWN." / PUBLISHED BY / PHILIP KUSSEL / CINCINNATI.O.]. The inside of sheet music contains four pages of music bars and notes in black ink for the song A Bundle of Rags. The title credits read: [Arr by Hans S. Liné. / By Robt. S. Roberts.] The back cover features additional sheet music, ink black ink, for the songs [THE PRIDE OF BUCKTOWN] and [THE CRESCENT WALTZ].
Topic
African American
Caricature and cartoons
Minstrel (Music)
Ragtime (Music)
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Sylvia Alden Roberts
Object number
2014.275.14
Restrictions & Rights
Public domain
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Documents and Published Materials-Sheet music
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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