“Jenny Lind's Favorite Polka”

“Jenny Lind's Favorite Polka”

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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.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
sheet music
date made
1846
publisher
G. P. Reed
place made
United States: Massachusetts, Boston
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 13 1/2 in x 10 in; 34.29 cm x 25.4 cm
ID Number
1983.0424.087
accession number
1983.0424
catalog number
1983.0424.087
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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