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“Mopsy Massy of Tallahassee”

“Mopsy Massy of Tallahassee”

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Description (Brief)
This sheet music for the song “Mopsy Massey of Tallahassee” was written by Willis Leonard Clanahan, and composed and published by Anita Comfort of New York, New York in 1898. This sheet music appeared as a supplement to the “New York Herald” on April 26, 1903. The music features a stereotyped caricature of a barefoot black woman at the top, presumably “Mopsy Massy.”
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
sheet music
leaflet
date made
1898
lyricist
Clanahan, Willis Leonard
composer
Comfort, Anita
place made
United States: New York, New York
Physical Description
ink (overall material)
paper (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 14 in x 10 1/4 in; 35.56 cm x 26.035 cm
ID Number
1982.0440.68
accession number
1982.0440
catalog number
1982.0440.68
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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