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Title
On the benches in the park
Names
Thornton, James (1861-1938) (Composer)
Collection

American popular songs

Sheet music, 1896

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1896
Place: New York
Publisher: The New York Public Library
Library locations
Music Division
Shelf locator: Music (Sheet) 00-333
Topics
Songs
Popular music -- United States -- To 1901
Songs -- United States -- 1891-1900
Waltzes
Genres
Scores
Notes
Content: "Dedicated to Wm. Jerome"--Printed above caption title.
Content: "Introduced and sung by 'The Little Mascot' Bonnie Thornton"--Printed beneath photograph of Thornton, center left of cover.
Content: Caption title.
Content: Cover illustrated by large photograph showing a promenade in an urban park with children in a goat-drawn carriage in the forground; attribution, Moss Photo Eng. Co.
Content: First line of chorus: On the benches in the park.
Content: First line of text: On a summer's evening, when the sun goes down.
Content: For voice and piano.
Funding: National Endowment for the Arts Millennium Project.
Funding: Treasures of the American Performing Arts, 1875-1923
Statement of responsibility: written & composed by James Thornton.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 score (3 p.) : ill. ; 34 cm.
Covers separated and repaired with tape; edges trimmed.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Languages
English
Identifiers
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b10826013
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b21757455
RLIN/OCLC: NYPG00-C76
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b14693489
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 4818b060-c642-012f-8584-58d385a7bc34
Rights Statement
The New York Public Library believes that this item is in the public domain under the laws of the United States, but did not make a determination as to its copyright status under the copyright laws of other countries. This item may not be in the public domain under the laws of other countries. Though not required, if you want to credit us as the source, please use the following statement, "From The New York Public Library," and provide a link back to the item on our Digital Collections site. Doing so helps us track how our collection is used and helps justify freely releasing even more content in the future.

Item timeline of events

  • 1861: Creator Born
  • 1896: Created
  • 1938: Creator Died
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2024: Found by you!
  • 2025

MLA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "On the benches in the park" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1896. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/8ebe7340-d60f-b6e0-e040-e00a18060658

Chicago/Turabian Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "On the benches in the park" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed June 25, 2024. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/8ebe7340-d60f-b6e0-e040-e00a18060658

APA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. (1896). On the benches in the park Retrieved from https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/8ebe7340-d60f-b6e0-e040-e00a18060658

Wikipedia Citation

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On the benches in the park