You too can sound like tedious Second Empire bourgeois making small talk if you follow Flaubert's Dictionary of Received Ideas!
A satrical collection of cant, cliche, and "expected" opinions of the French middle-classes around 1870 - List Of Entrees alphabetical
- List by subject.
The Historic American Sheet Music archive
at the Duke University Library has over 3000 pieces published in the United States available online
, from the 1850s
up to 1920
. Composers represented include well-known names such as Scott Joplin
, Irving Berlin
, and John Philip Sousa
. All the music is now in the public domain, and may be printed
and performed freely
. [Note: Language or stereotypes may occasionally be NSFW.]