“Jenny Lind's Favorite Polka” Sheet Music

Description (Brief)
This sheet music is for the song “Jenny Lind's Favorite Polka” that was composed by Anton Wallerstein in 1846. G.P. Reed of Boston, Massachusetts published the sheet music. Jenny Lind was a Swedish opera singer nicknamed “The Swedish Nightingale,” who was so popular that P.T. Barnum offered her $1,000 a performance to come and tour America in 1850. Anton Wallerstein composed this polka to honor Lind.
Currently not on view
Object Name
sheet music
Object Type
Sheet Music
sheet music
date made
G. P. Reed
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
overall: 13 1/2 in x 10 in; 34.29 cm x 25.4 cm
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Music & Musical Instruments
Sheet Music
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Sheet Music
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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