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A Nation Mourns Her Chief

Creator:
Balmer & Weber, H. S. Thompson
Location:
Missouri, St. Louis
Origin Date:
1865
Materials:
paper
Measurements:
overall: 13 1/4 in x 10 1/2 in
Item ID:
71.2009.083.0163
Holding Institution:
Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, Courtesy of the Indiana State Museum
Available for Viewing:
No
Category:
Sheet Music

Description

This is a piece of sheet music for the song, "A Nation Mourns Her Chief." The cover is plain with the title printed in black lettering in an arch near the center. Beneath the title is an illustration of a stone column with an urn on top of it. "Twine our flag with deaths dark emblem. Mingle crape and laurel leaf. Weep true heart and pay thy homage. See a nation mourns her chief." is printed below the illustration. Decorative scroll detailing surrounds the text. 1 score (5 p.) For medium voice and piano. First line: While a country's heart was throbbing. First line of chorus: Twine our flag with death's dark emblem. Pl. no.: 1483 3. Part of The Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, courtesy of the Indiana State Museum.