Raynors HCA 2017-02
This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 2/23/2017
Music Sheet, “The Bereaved Slave Mother, Composed and sung by the Hutchinsons, and Respectfully Dedicated to Lydia Maria Child,” 4pages, self-wrappers; engraved cover and 1-1/2 pages of engraved music; half page of additional verses; a fine, fresh copy. Boston: Henry Prentiss, 1844. a rare piece of abolitionist music with an engraving of a slave auction on the front cover. The Hutchinsons were, without question one of the most popular singing groups in America in the middle of the nineteenth century. They were also dedicated abolitionists who used their popularity to spread the word about the evils of slavery. This took some bravery on their part, even when performing to reasonably friendly' crowds. The Hutchinsons traveled with Frederick Douglass in England in 1845 and stayed for almost a year. Lydia Maria Francis Child was an American abolitionist, women's rights activist,This issue needs cleaning, does have minor edge tears. A clean copy sold at Swann’s for several thousand dollars.
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