Look! Nelly Bly

Title

Look! Nelly Bly

Subject

Broadsides
Songs and music
Minstrel music
African Americans
Love songs
Man-woman relationships

Description

Illustrated four verse song and chorus written in stereotypical 19th century African American dialect. Lyrics depict singer's affection for Nelly Bly and describes her personality and her work. Cover image depicts woman standing by a fence.

Creator

 Foster, Stephen Collins

Publisher

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum

Date

ca, 1852-1857

Rights

The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum holds all rights and permissions.

Format

pdf

Language

eng

Identifier

301308
37540000506958

Coverage

Unknown

Original Format

1
23 cm

Citation

Foster, Stephen Collins, “Look! Nelly Bly,” Chronicling Illinois, accessed October 22, 2019, http://alplm-cdi.com/chroniclingillinois/items/show/22834.