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The little lost child
Additional title: A passing policeman found a little child. [first line]
Additional title: Do not fear my little darling, and I will take you right home. [first line of chorus]
Marks, Edward B. (Edward Bennett) (1865-1945) (Lyricist)
Gilson, Lottie (Singer)
Schult, Minnie (Dedicatee)
Stern, Jos. W. (Composer)

American popular songs.

Sheet music, 1894

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1894
Date Issued: 1894
Place Term: New York ; London
Publisher: Jos. W. Stern & Co. ; Chas. Sheard & Co.
Library locations
Music Division
Broken homes
Missing children
Sheet music
Content : On cover: The latest waltz song and chorus...sung with great success by Lottie Gilson.

Content : Cover includes a photograph by Anderson, copyright 1893 by Heiniger, Unger & Co., of a policeman giving entreaties to a young girl standing at a lamppost.

Content : Dedication below caption title: Dedicated to Miss Minnie Schult.

Statement of Responsibility: Written by Edw. B. Marks ; composed by Jos. W. Stern.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 score (8 p.) ; 36 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
UUID: 64081b70-c58f-012f-19e5-58d385a7bc34
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Item timeline of events

  • 1865: Creator Born
  • 1894: Issued
  • 1945: Creator Died
  • 2015: Digitized
  • 2015: Found by you!
  • 2016

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Music Division, The New York Public Library. "The little lost child" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1894 - 1894.

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The little lost child