Plus, there's sheet music!
August 19, 2003 9:33 AM   Subscribe

Excellent gallery of early 20th century sheet music folios, including some very attractive samples, as well as some somewhat outdated images. via memepool
posted by jonson (6 comments total)
people were such nature lovers back then. so many songs about wildlife.
posted by quonsar at 11:06 AM on August 19, 2003

Great. Thanks, jonson.
posted by plep at 11:11 AM on August 19, 2003

I'm hooked. So many of the lyrics are so disturbing, so much of the artwork and design is so cool. Nice link.
posted by capiscum at 11:17 AM on August 19, 2003

It is a little known fact that we Coloradoans sing this at our high school graduations.
posted by scody at 5:07 PM on August 19, 2003

eBay has some great ones too, the vast majority at dirt cheap prices. I've actually considered buying some of the prettier and/or unintentionally funnier ones to frame and hang on my walls.

(FYI, the Irish come in for some non-PC caricaturing, too. But the awful minstrel stuff ["Wet Yo Thumb, Blackface!"] still takes the cake.)
posted by Asparagirl at 10:47 PM on August 19, 2003

Thanks for posting such a hilarious and educational site, jonson. These are gorgeous, funny and just plain great historical documents. I love the abstraction.

Re: Black stereotypes - has anyone else spent time at the Jim Crow Museum of Racist Memorabilia? It's a real education.
posted by mediareport at 9:04 PM on August 20, 2003

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