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The Log House 1826

Here is an interesting sheet music illustration showing a man playing violin a log cabin and an African American dancing behind while holding some sort of gourd instrument.

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Comment by Strumelia on June 14, 2015 at 3:43pm

Wow!   Is this the highest res scan available?   You can actually read a whole lot of that tiny stuff!  And looks lik ea gourd banjo.

"The Fields His Study______Nature Was His Book"

"Departure from Louisville____Arrival in Boston."

Comment by Wes Merchant on June 14, 2015 at 3:58pm

https://jscholarship.library.jhu.edu/handle/1774.2/16146

Here's the link to the page. It's along piece of music but it's the cover fascinating.

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Comment by Paul Draper on June 14, 2015 at 4:48pm
On the chimney: "after many storms and wanderings of life found? a ??? asylum? in this remote Kentucky cell ???? 1818" (maybe)
Comment by Strumelia on June 14, 2015 at 6:06pm

Yes Paul,

After many storms and wanderings of life, I found a temporary asylum in this remote Kentucky cell.
(name), 1818

Also, the bird is flying with "The Castle in the Moon".

Looks like a dipper/drinking gourd instrument...a fiddle or banjo

Comment by Wes Merchant on June 14, 2015 at 8:11pm

http://www.pdmusic.org/heinrich.html

Here's a link to some info on Mr Heinrich to whom this piece is dedicated.

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