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Where Graves Outnumber the Flowers

Creator:
Charles H. Mayer, Henry A. Hancox, Veteran Publishing Co.
Location:
Massachusetts, Boston
Origin Date:
1896
Materials:
paper
Item ID:
71.2009.083.0212
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, “Where graves Outnumber the Flowers.” The cover features an illustration of Abraham Lincoln at the center left surrounded by two decorative circles. Two American flags are mounted off of the illustration. The title is printed across the cover in decorative lettering, surrounded by bunting and flowers. “Dedicated to the Patriot Dead” is printed above the title. An inscription, “Mr. Dr. W. W. G. Spencer Compliments of Henry A. Hancock” is handwritten at the lower right corner of the cover. 1 score (3 p.) For voice and piano. First line: I stood where the roses were blooming o'er the hallowed graves of the slain. Part of The Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, courtesy of the Indiana State Museum.