Boston: G. P. Reed. Very Good. 1851. First Edition. Sheet music from a very well-known touring minstrel troupe, Boston's Harmoneons, with actor portraits on the cover. Light soil and toning with red pencil marking the song name. Lithography by F. F. Oakley, Boston. The six portraits are of John Power, James Power, F. A. Reynolds, W. H. Mower, F. Lynch, and T. B. Prendergast. The Harmoneons performed in the 1840s and 1850s first in "whiteface", portraying albino African Americans, and also in blackface. James Powers' song "Faded Flowers" was fairly popular at the time. Scarce, with only two copies found on OCLC. ; 13 3/4" x 10 1/2"; 6 pp . (Inventory #: 011622)
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