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[Cover] That slippery slide trombone.

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[Cover] That slippery slide trombone.
Wheeler, DeWitt C. (Photographer)

Song slides : reproductions of lantern slides illustrating early 20th century popular songs.

That slippery slide trombone.

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: photographed ca. 1900-1914; reproduced 1980
Date Issued: 1910 (Approximate)
Library locations
Music Division
Shelf locator: JPB 93-7
Content: 24 sets of the original lantern slides were by Scott & VanAltena ; 21 by De Witt C. Wheeler ; 12 by A.L. Simpson, Inc. ; 1 by St. Louis Calcium Light Co. ; 1 by Levi Co. ; 1 by Moore Bond Co. ; and 1 by Hudson Transparency Co. Reproduction by John W. Ripley, 1980.
Content: An itemized list of sets is available.
Content: These modern color slide reproductions of lantern slides illustrate 62 popular songs. Nearly all sets begin with anillustrated title page giving composer, lyricist, and photographer credits. Several of these also give date of song, ranging from 1909 to 1911, but most are undated. About 2/3 of the sets end with a slide showing the text ofthe song's chorus. No music and no other words are included. The illustrations are chiefly photographs of young men and women, apparently acting out the words or sense of the songs.
Content: Title devised by cataloger.
Type of Resource
Still image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12611287
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 978ab410-c60d-012f-d7d4-58d385a7bc34
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Item timeline of events

  • 1910: Issued
  • 2013: Digitized
  • 2017: Found by you!
  • 2018

MLA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "[Cover] That slippery slide trombone." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. photographed ca. 1900-1914; reproduced 1980 - 1910. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/9646e150-26d2-7a44-e040-e00a18063f93

Chicago/Turabian Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "[Cover] That slippery slide trombone." New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed March 25, 2017. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/9646e150-26d2-7a44-e040-e00a18063f93

APA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. (photographed ca. 1900-1914; reproduced 1980 - 1910). [Cover] That slippery slide trombone. Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/9646e150-26d2-7a44-e040-e00a18063f93

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[Cover] That slippery slide trombone.