"Rock-a-Bye Baby” Sheet Music

Description (Brief)
This sheet music is for the song "Rock-a-Bye Baby,” part of a compilation entitled “Songs of the Old Homestead.” The music was published by Charles D. Blake and Company in Boston, Massachusetts in 1887. “The Old Homestead,” was a play written by Denman Thompson in 1885. Thompson’s portrait is included on the lower left of the cover. The cover is a pencil sketch of a family gathered in the living room of an old homestead house, with a depiction of the character Uncle Joshua Whitcomb at the forefront.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
sheet music
Object Type
Sheet Music
sheet music
date made
1887
publisher
Chas. D. Blake & Co.
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 14 in x 10 3/4 in; 35.56 cm x 27.305 cm
ID Number
1983.0235.02
accession number
1983.0235
catalog number
1983.0235.02
subject
Music
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Culture and the Arts: Entertainment
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Sheet Music
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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