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Title
Down in Poverty Row
Additional title: Down in Poverty Row you will find this girl. [first line of chorus]
Additional title: Within a crowded tenement where poorest folks abound. [first line]
Names
Trevelyan, Arthur (Composer)
Davis, Gussie L., 1863-1899 (Lyricist)
Thornton, Bonnie (Singer)
Collection

American popular songs

Sheet music, 1896

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1896
Place: London
Publisher: Jos. W. Stern & Co.
Library locations
Music Division
Topics
Songs
Tenement houses
Waltzes
Poverty
Poor families
Genres
Scores
Notes
Content: Summary: The narrator tells of a working girl living in a tenement in Poverty Row who helps contribute to her mother and brother's welfare and is the darling of the neighborhood.
Content: Cover includes small drawing of a young girl on a stoop, leaving her tenement (with broken windows), her mother looking after her, while a group of boys looks on.
Content: On cover: The new electric hit...introduced by Bonnie Thornton, America's little mascot. Cover includes photograph of Bonnie Thornton.
Statement of responsibility: words by Gussie L. Davis ; music by Arthur Trevelyan.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 score (6 p.) ; 36 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Languages
English
Identifiers
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 08215330-c591-012f-96e5-58d385a7bc34
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

  • 1896: Issued
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2020: Found by you!
  • 2021

MLA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Down in Poverty Row" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1896. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/510d47e3-fc4a-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Down in Poverty Row" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed September 25, 2020. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/510d47e3-fc4a-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. (1896). Down in Poverty Row Retrieved from http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/510d47e3-fc4a-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Wikipedia Citation

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Down in Poverty Row