"Clasped to Her Breast Her Baby Lay"
sheet musicMUSICAL INSTRUMENTS & SHEET MUSIC
Cooper, George; Pratt, Charles E.; Oliver Ditson & Co.
USA, MA, Boston; Canada, Nova Scotia, Halifax
13-1/2 x 10-1/4 in.
Sheet music, "Clasped to Her Breast Her Baby Lay" or "The Wreck of the Atlantic"; words by George Cooper; music by Charles E. Pratt; published Boston by Oliver Ditson & Co., 1973; horizontal cover lithograph (illegible signature), oval picture and 2 vignettes on square sail, woman and child "clasped to her breast" cast ashore, foundering steamship in background, vignettes at top of carriage departing, steamship, and lighthouse; printed below "On the fatal morning after the wreck of the Atlantic, a mother and her babe were found on the rocks,/ cold in Death. The mother still clasped her babe, and they looked as if they but slept, so peacefully they lay."; 2 names handwritten cover upper right and partial rubber stamp visible (". . .THE PRESS."); 3 pages. Steamship ATLANTIC built 1871, wrecked near Halifax, NS, April 1, 1873.