Monday, February 2, 2015

Print of the Day: The Spelling Bee, A Comic Vocal Medley, 19th C.

The Spelling Bee
England, Nineteenth Century
The Victoria & Albert Museum

A pretty piece of Nineteenth-Century lithography, this page is the cover for sheet music for "The Spelling Bee" which was written by Frank W. Green with  music by Alfred Lee, and published by C. Sheard, Musical Bouquet Office, London.

A fitting cover for this "comic vocal medley," the illustration by a now-unknown artist depicts a studious, bespectacled bee who is learning how to spell what it is.

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