Early American Sheet Music: Its Lure and Its Lore, 1768-1889

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* AMERICAN PETROLEUM. Wm. Hall & Son. New York. 1864

Polka, Schottisch, Galop, Waltz, March. Figure 5 in 8 pointed star. At head of title: To Miss H. Lilla Clarke. Lith: Henry C. Eno. N. Y. [n. art.] 6 pp., pp. 2 and 6 blank.

Illustration: Picture of two oil derricks. Reading matter underneath: at left: This oil well threw pure oil 100 feet; at right: This oil well is now flowing 355 Barrels daily. The above photographic view of the Tarr Farm. Oil Creek, Pa. was kindly furnished by Wed. W. Clarke & Co. 10 Pine Str. N. Y.

* HAVE YOU STRUCK ILE? S. Brainard & Co. Cleveland. 1865

[Title in semi-circle.] Song and Chorus. [By Jos. B. Quimby. Arranged by A. Speculator.] Figure 3 1/2 in star. Lith: Ehrgott, Forbriger & Co. [n. art.] 6 pp., pp. 2 and 6 blank. Music Type.

Illustration: Well fed speculator with bag of money marked $50,000 in left hand, bundle of $1000 bills in right, is standing before hungry looking and disheveled oil prospector on city street. latter watches him with open mouth.

* I'VE STRUCK ILE. Oliver Ditson & Co. Boston. 1865

Comic Song. Companion to "Oil On The Brain." By Frank Wilder.

Figure 3 in 7 pointed star. 6 pp., pp. 2 and 6 blank. Plate Mark 22604.

Illustration: Three-quarters of the cover consists of large "S," drawn to look like crude boards nailed together. In top half of "S" Pa is hitting iron crow-bar with sledge-hammer. In bottom half Pa has struck "ile." Rooster is crowing on fence in background. What, Pa? At a depth of only two feet?

* PETROLEUM COURT DANCE.
Wm. Hall & Son. New York. 1865

[Copyright] Entered . . . 1865 by R. H. Westhart. . . . Schottisch-Polka-Galop and Waltz. Dedicated To The Ladies Of The United States by the New York, Philadelphia and Baltimore Consolidated Petroleum and Mining Company. Composed by Henry C. Watson & Charles Fradel. Figure 10 in 14 pointed star. Lith: Henry C. Eno. N. Y. 12 pp., p. 2 blank; music on p. 12.

Illustration: Group of Ladies and Gentlemen inspecting Petroleum outfit.

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