Bangs (Edward). American broadside.
Title: A Yankee Song.
Seller ID: 53640
Salem, Mass.: Ladies' Centennial Committee, 1875. A broadside, one sheet measuring about 8.5 X 13 inches. Three cuts of a sailing ship at the top, text in two columns. The song is in fifteen stanzas, first line: "Father and I went down to camp...". [This version of Yankee Doodle is attributed to Edward Bangs by S. Foster Damon.] The colophon at the bottom states: "The above fac-simile of a rare copy of the original, now in the possession of Geo. R. Curwen, Esq., is printed to be sold at an Exhibition of Antique Relics, &c., held by the Ladies' Centennial Committee of Salem, Mass., Dec. 15, 1875." A facsimile reprint of: [Salem, Mass.] : Printed [by Thomas C. Cushing] and sold [by William Carlton] at the Bible and Heart.  (Evans 25139). Trimmed a bit close but no text is affected; some chipping to lower edge and a few tears in margins. Pasted to a partial backing paper along the left edge, secured by a glued-on strip of paper.