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Names
Gurney, Frank J. (Composer)
Gurney, Frank J. (Lyricist)
Irwin, Flora (1858 or 9-1930) (Singer)
Collection

American popular songs.

Sheet music, 1895

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1895
Date Issued: 1895
Place Term: New York ; Chicago
Publisher: M. Witmark & Sons
Library locations
Music Division
Topics
African Americans
Hoodoo (Cult)
Cardsharping
Genres
Sheet music
Notes
Content : Cover illustration shows a stereotyped drawing of an African American made to look like a person in blackface, a white spot on his left cheek, wearing a top hat, dressed in jacket with a tie and striped pants, and 3 dice at his feet.

Content : On cover: Sung with great success by Miss Flo. Irwin, in "Gentleman Joe" Co. Also introduced with great success in "Uncle Tom's Cabin" at the Tivoli Opera House, San Francisco, Cal. Sung in all the leading comedies.

Content : Text of song refers to Hoodoo.

Statement of Responsibility: Written and composed by Frank J. Gurney.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 score (6 p.) ; 36 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Identifiers
UUID: 1b0deb80-c590-012f-4e0b-58d385a7bc34

Item timeline of events

  • 1895: Issued
  • 2014: Digitized
  • 2015: Found by you!
  • 2016

MLA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "The coon with the big white spot" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1895 - 1895. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47de-157e-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "The coon with the big white spot" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed July 31, 2015. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47de-157e-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. (1895 - 1895). The coon with the big white spot Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47de-157e-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Wikipedia Citation

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The coon with the big white spot