“At a Georgia Camp Meeting” Sheet Music

Description (Brief)
This sheet music for the song "At a Georgia Camp Meeting," was written and composed by Kerry Mills and published by F.A. Mills in New York, New York in 1899. The cover proclaims the song “a characteristic march which can be used effectively as a two-step, polka, or cake walk,” and shows images of blacks having a dignified party. The cake walk was often the last song at a dance and the best dancing couple was awarded a cake (the origin of the phrase “taking the cake”).
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
sheet music
Object Type
Sheet Music
leaflets
Date made
1899
composer
Mills, Kerry
user
Woodside, Lura
publisher
F. A. Mills
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 14 in x 11 in; 35.56 cm x 27.94 cm
Place Made
United States: New York, New York
ID Number
1979.1154.18
accession number
1979.1154
catalog number
1979.1154.18
subject
Music
Blacks
African American
Methodism
Dance, Cake Walk
Religion
Camp Meetings
Music & Musical Instruments
Sheet Music
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Culture and the Arts: Entertainment
Sheet Music
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

Visitor Comments

8/1/2016 10:26:46 AM
Rudy Jimenez
Recently I started learning to play a tenor banjo and heard the song on Youtube. I would like to learn to play another of Mills' songs. Thank you.
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