The possum-a-la

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Title
The possum-a-la
Additional title: First thing you do is a graceful pose. [first line of chorus]
Additional title: The very latest thing, we now will dance and sing. [first line]
Names
Ward, Harry (Composer)
Ward, Harry (Lyricist)
Collection

American popular songs

Sheet music, 1895

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1895
Date Issued: 1895
Place: New York ; London
Publisher: Spaulding & Gray ; Howard & Co.
Library locations
Music Division
Topics
Songs
Poor African Americans
Social dancing -- 19th century
Genres
Scores
Notes
Citation/reference: Cover includes photograph of Harry Ward.
Citation/reference: Dealer's stamp on cover bottom left of center: Gutman, No. 3, Ave. A., N.Y.
Citation/reference: On cover: The latest Negro craze. Words and music by Harry Ward of Barlow Bros. Minstrels.
Citation/reference: Title information from cover: The possum-a-la [or] La das pas malaise (the difficult step).
Citation/reference: Page 2 contains opening musical incipits for 5 Celebrated Etheopian ditties.
Statement of responsibility: words and music by Harry Ward.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 score (6 p.) ; 35 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Languages
English
Identifiers
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 1c68eb80-c590-012f-7a3b-58d385a7bc34
Rights Statement
The New York Public Library believes that this item is in the public domain under the laws of the United States, but did not make a determination as to its copyright status under the copyright laws of other countries. This item may not be in the public domain under the laws of other countries. Though not required, if you want to credit us as the source, please use the following statement, "From The New York Public Library," and provide a link back to the item on our Digital Collections site. Doing so helps us track how our collection is used and helps justify freely releasing even more content in the future.

Item timeline of events

  • 1895: Issued
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2019: Found by you!
  • 2020

MLA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "The possum-a-la" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1895 - 1895. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/510d47de-1580-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "The possum-a-la" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed October 15, 2019. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/510d47de-1580-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. (1895 - 1895). The possum-a-la Retrieved from http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/510d47de-1580-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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The possum-a-la