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Names
Thornton, James (1861-1938) (Composer)
Thornton, James (1861-1938) (Lyricist)
Thornton, Bonnie (Singer)
Carter, H. (Illustrator)
Hauenschild, Clara (Lyricist)
Collection

American popular songs.

Sheet music, 1896

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1896
Date Issued: 1896
Place Term: New York ; Chicago
Publisher: Jos. W. Stern & Co.
Library locations
Music Division
Topics
Prisoners
Blind persons
Girls -- 1890-1899
Pathos
Genres
Sheet music
Notes
Content : Cover illustration of flowers by H. Carter.

Content : On cover: Latest descriptive ballad success...introduced and sung with great success by Bonnie Thornton, 'the little mascot." Cover includes photograph of Bonnie Thornton.

Content : Summary: A train conductor questions a seven-year-old girl as to why she can't pay the fare; she's going to ask the governor for a pardon for her father, incarcerated for commiting a crime while under the influence of alcohol, but who is now going blind. The conductor leads her to the governor who, at the pleading of his own daughter, grants the pardon.

Statement of Responsibility: Words and music by James Thornton.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 score (6 p.) ; 34 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Identifiers
UUID: 18625a50-c591-012f-0290-58d385a7bc34

Item timeline of events

  • 1861: Creator Born
  • 1896: Issued
  • 1938: Creator Died
  • 2014: Digitized
  • 2015: Found by you!
  • 2016

MLA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Going for a pardon" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1896 - 1896. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e3-fc60-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Going for a pardon" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed August 31, 2015. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e3-fc60-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. (1896 - 1896). Going for a pardon Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e3-fc60-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Wikipedia Citation

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Going for a pardon