(BROADSIDE BALLADS). ~ Twelve popular Songs sold by one who lost his leg about 12 years ago through an accident on the Grand Trunk Railway… Price, ten Cents. [United States, c. 1890].
Single folio sheet (445 × 302 mm), letterpress printed. Browned and folded several times, one or two marginal creases and chips, small splits at folds, but sound.
An intriguing and otherwise apparently unrecorded collection of 12 songs and ballads sold (and perhaps sung) by a vendor purportedly disabled in railroad accident. The majority are Irish songs (’Remember Boy you’re Irish’, ‘The Dear Little Shamrock’, ‘The Irish Jubilee’ etc) but two American ballads, ‘The Milwaukee Fire’ and ‘Johnstown Flood’ serve suggest a date. A final paragraph is a hunmorous recipe: ‘Cure for Love’.