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African American musicians

African American musicians
Creator: Lawrence, A (Alfred), 19th cent.
Date: Between 1890 and 1919
This photograph, from a glass plate negative, shows a group of African American men holding musical instruments alongside two women and children. Alfred Lawrence's studio was located in Lawrence, Kansas, but the actual location of this photograph is not known.


Brian Baggett playing Henry Worrall's Carmencita

Brian Baggett playing Henry Worrall's Carmencita
Creator: Baggett, Brian
Date: 2012
This is an audio recording of Henry Worrall's original composition Carmencita interpreted from the original manuscript and performed by guitarist Brian Baggett. Worrall published his solo instrumental "Carmencita Series of Mexican Dances" with E.B. Guild music publisher of Topeka, Kansas, about 1896. In the early twentieth century, Worrall's popular guitar instrumentals played a key role in the development of the guitar styles of southern rural folk musicians and country and blues musical idioms. Worrall moved to Topeka, Kansas, in 1868 where he died in 1902. Worrall's original manuscript of this piece is available on Kansas Memory as unit 208647. For more information on Kansas guitarist Brian Baggett see the external link below.


Brian Baggett playing Henry Worrall's Carmencita

Brian Baggett playing Henry Worrall's Carmencita
Creator: Baggett, Brian
Date: 2012
This is a video recording of Henry Worrall's original composition Carmencita interpreted from the original manuscript and performed by Brian Baggett. Worrall published his solo instrumental "Carmencita Series of Mexican Dances" with E.B. Guild music publisher of Topeka, Kansas, about 1896. In the early twentieth century, Worrall's popular guitar instrumentals played a key role in the development of the guitar styles of southern rural folk musicians and country and blues musical idioms. Worrall moved to Topeka, Kansas, in 1868 where he died in 1902. Worrall's original manuscript of this piece is available on Kansas Memory as unit 208647. For more information on Kansas guitarist Brian Baggett see the external link below.


Brian Baggett playing Henry Worrall's Sebastopol

Brian Baggett playing Henry Worrall's Sebastopol
Creator: Baggett, Brian
Date: 2012
This is an audio recording of Henry Worrall's original composition Sebastopol interpreted from the original manuscript and performed by guitarist Brian Baggett. Worrall initially published "Sebastopol" in the 1850s with W. C. Peters and Sons of Cincinnati, Ohio. In the early twentieth century, Worrall's popular guitar instrumentals played a key role in the development of the guitar styles of southern rural folk musicians and country and blues musical idioms. Worrall moved to Topeka, Kansas, in 1868 where he died in 1902. Worrall's original manuscript of this piece is available on Kansas Memory as unit 208654. For more information on Kansas guitarist Brian Baggett see the external link below.


Brian Baggett playing Henry Worrall's Sebastopol

Brian Baggett playing Henry Worrall's Sebastopol
Creator: Baggett, Brian
Date: 2012
This is a video recording of Henry Worrall's original composition Sebastopol interpreted from the original manuscript and performed by Brian Baggett. Worrall initially published "Sebastopol" in the 1850s with W. C. Peters and Sons of Cincinnati, Ohio. In the early twentieth century, Worrall's popular guitar instrumentals played a key role in the development of the guitar styles of southern rural folk musicians and country and blues musical idioms. Worrall moved to Topeka, Kansas, in 1868 where he died in 1902. Worrall's original manuscript of this piece is available on Kansas Memory as unit 208654. For more information on Kansas guitarist Brian Baggett see the external link below.


Capretio

Capretio
Creator: Worrall, Henry, 1825-1902
Date: Around 1866
A manuscript copy of a guitar solo titled "Capretio" by Henry Worrall. Worrall published his solo guitar instrumental "Capretio on a Mexican Air" about 1866 with Oliver Ditson & Co. of Boston, Massachusetts. The copyright of this piece was credited to J.L. Peters and Bro. of St. Louis, Missouri. Worrall's manuscript copy of his "Capretio" [presented here] may date from an earlier or later period. In the early twentieth century, Worrall's popular guitar instrumentals played a key role in the development of the guitar styles of southern rural folk musicians and country and blues musical idioms. Worrall moved to Topeka, Kansas, in 1868 where he died in 1902.


Carmencita

Carmencita
Creator: Worrall, Henry, 1825-1902
Date: Around 1896
A guitar solo titled "Carmencita" in manuscript by guitarist Henry Worrall. Worrall published his solo instrumental "Carmencita Series of Mexican Dances" with E.B. Guild music publisher of Topeka, Kansas, about 1896. The date of Worrall's manuscript copy of "Carmencita" [presented here] is unknown. In the early twentieth century, Worrall's popular guitar instrumentals played a key role in the development of the guitar styles of southern rural folk musicians and country and blues musical idioms. Worrall moved to Topeka, Kansas, in 1868 where he died in 1902.


Carmencita. Series of Mexican dances guitar solo

Carmencita. Series of Mexican dances guitar solo
Creator: Worrall, Henry, 1825-1902
Date: 1896
Guitarist Henry Worrall published this series of solo guitar instrumentals with E.B. Guild music publisher of Topeka, Kansas. The title page credits Worrall as the author of "Sebastopol" and other celebrated pieces for guitar. The dances include: 1. The Don, 2. The Donna, 3. Don Roberto, 4. Senora Petit, 5. Don Pasadena 6. Senora Puerto, 7. Senor Grazio, 8. Don Juan. In the early twentieth century, Worrall's popular guitar instrumentals played a key role in the development of the guitar styles of southern rural folk musicians and country and blues musical idioms. Worrall moved to Topeka, Kansas, in 1868 where he died in 1902.


Celebrated violet waltz varied for the guitar

Celebrated violet waltz varied for the guitar
Creator: Worrall, Henry, 1825-1902
Date: 1853
Guitarist Henry Worrall published his solo instrumental "Violet Waltz" with W.C. Peters & Sons of Cincinnati, Ohio. This copy comes from Worrall's personal collection. The many penciled notations included throughout this copy are presumed to be Worrall's. In the early twentieth century, Worrall's popular guitar instrumentals played a key role in the development of the guitar styles of southern rural folk musicians and country and blues musical idioms. Worrall moved to Topeka, Kansas, in 1868 where he died in 1902.


Chimes of E

Chimes of E
Creator: Worrall, Henry, 1825-1902
Date: Between 1850 and 1900
This document is Henry Worrall's original manuscript copy of a solo guitar instrumental he called "Chimes of E." This piece is presumed to be an original composition or arrangement by Worrall. In the early twentieth century, Worrall's popular guitar instrumentals played a key role in the development of the guitar styles of southern rural folk musicians and country and blues musical idioms. Worrall moved to Topeka, Kansas, in 1868 where he died in 1902.


Fantasia on Lucy Long

Fantasia on Lucy Long
Creator: Worrall, Henry, 1825-1902
Date: 1866
A guitar instrumental by Henry Worrall is included here within a series of solo guitar pieces published by J.L. Peters & Bro. of St. Louis, Missouri. This copy of that collection includes only the "Fantasia on Lucy Long." In the early twentieth century, Worrall's popular guitar instrumentals played a key role in the development of the guitar styles of southern rural folk musicians and country and blues musical idioms. Worrall moved to Topeka, Kansas, in 1868 where he died in 1902.


Fiesta Bells, Topeka, Kansas

Fiesta Bells, Topeka, Kansas
Date: August 17, 1933
This black and white photograph shows the Fiesta Bells, a group of Mexican American women dressed in traditional clothing, during the first Fiesta Mexicana in Topeka, Kansas. The members have been identified as the following: FIRST ROW: Nina Valadez, Lisa Valadez, Josefine Gomez Moreno, Victoria Lerma Morales, Antanacio Corona. SECOND ROW: Lalita Valadez, Enriqueta Martinez Flowers, Socorro Llamas Ramirez, Felipa Del Hierro Granado, Nettie Del Hierro Serna, Antonia Mosqueda, Jennie Cornejpo, Hermelenda Vargas, Teresa Cruz, Jovita Cruz. THIRD ROW: Mary Vargas, Piedad Cornejo, Alex Gomez Alcala, Agnes Vargas, Romana P. Balandran, Carmen Gomez Perez, Sabina Martinez Terry. FOURTH ROW: Augustina Lopez Gomez, Tillie Martinez Gonzalez, Mary Lopez Oliva and Josefine Llamas.


Floating gems, composed and arranged for the guitar by Henry Worrall

Floating gems, composed and arranged for the guitar by Henry Worrall
Creator: Worrall, Henry, 1825-1902
Date: 1860
Henry Worrall published this instrumental composition for solo guitar with A.C. Peters & Bros, Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1860. Worrall's Floating Gems included four individual pieces: 1. Storm Waltzes, 2. Medley of Airs, 3. Fantasia, On Lucy Long, 4. Two Songs Without Words. This edition includes only song number four. In the early twentieth century, Worrall's popular guitar instrumentals played a key role in the development of the guitar styles of southern rural folk musicians and country and blues musical idioms. Worrall moved to Topeka, Kansas, in 1868 where he died in 1902.


Henry Worrall with his guitar

Henry Worrall with his guitar
Creator: Grigs, A. D.
Date: Between 1850 and 1870
Guitarist and artist Henry Worrall moved to Topeka, Kansas, in 1868 and died there in 1902. This photograph shows a youthful Worrall standing with his guitar. The photo was probably taken during Worrall's residence in Ohio in the 1850s or 1860s and reproduced later in Topeka by A. D. Griggs, as the border bears his imprint. Worrall's celebrated solo guitar instrumentals "Sebastopol" and "Violet Waltz" enjoyed great popularity in the nineteenth century. In the early twentieth century, Worrall's popular solo guitar pieces played a key role in the development of the guitar styles of southern rural folk musicians and country and blues musical idioms.


Henry and Mary Worrall playing guitars

Henry and Mary Worrall playing guitars
Date: Between 1880 and 1902
Guitarist and artist Henry Worrall of Topeka, Kansas, plays music with his wife, Mary Elizabeth Harvey Worrall. Henry and Mary frequently performed together in Cincinnati, Ohio, before moving to Topeka, Kansas, in 1868. Worrall's celebrated solo guitar instrumentals "Sebastopol" and "Spanish Fandango" enjoyed great popularity in the nineteenth century. In the early twentieth century, Worrall's popular solo guitar pieces played a key role in the development of the guitar styles of southern rural folk musicians and country and blues musical idioms. Henry Worrall died in Topeka in 1902. Mary Worrall died in Topeka in 1915.


Jack and Anna Hale

Jack and Anna Hale
Date: Between 1935 and 1940
A photograph showing Jack Hale with a guitar and Anna Hale, members of the Potawatomi tribe.


John Welfley home, Cimarron, Kansas

John Welfley home, Cimarron, Kansas
Date: Between 1890 and 1899
This is a photograph showing John Welfley seated in his house and playing a guitar, Cimarron, Kansas.


Junction City Mandolin Club, Junction City, Kansas

Junction City Mandolin Club, Junction City, Kansas
Date: Between 1900 and 1920
A formal portrait of the four musicians of the Junction City Mandolin Club of Junction City, Kansas, with their instruments, including a harp guitar.


Lawrence Guitar and Mandolin Club

Lawrence Guitar and Mandolin Club
Date: Between 1890 and 1910
A portrait of the members of the Lawrence Guitar and Mandolin Club of, possibly, Lawrence, Kansas.


Medley of airs

Medley of airs
Creator: Worrall, Henry, 1825-1902
Date: 1866
Several instrumental pieces by Henry Worrall are included here within a series of solo guitar pieces published by J.L. Peters & Bro. of St. Louis, Missouri. This copy of that collection includes only Worrall's "Medley of Airs" and is from his personal music collection. The medley includes the following songs: "Whal be King but Charlie," "Spanish Dance," "Gliding Jessy," "Fisher's Hornpipe," "Celebrated Spanish Serenade," and "Smith's West End Serenade." The title page includes the inscription "From Mama [Mary E. Harvey Worrall], March 9th, 1903, 715 Polk St, Topeka." In the early twentieth century, Worrall's popular guitar instrumentals played a key role in the development of the guitar styles of southern rural folk musicians and country and blues musical idioms. Worrall moved to Topeka, Kansas, in 1868 where he died in 1902.


Musicians

Musicians
Creator: Lawrence Studio
Date: Between 1920s and 1930s
This photograph from a glass plate negative shows three men holding mandolins and a harp guitar. On the back of the photograph, the name F. H. Chilcote is written.


Nehring family homestead in Alma, Kansas

Nehring family homestead in Alma, Kansas
Date: 1860-1890
Two photographs of the Nehring homestead, owned by Gotthelf and Sarah Nehring, located on Nehring Branch Road southeast of Alma, Kansas.


Scenes from Sherman County, Kansas

Scenes from Sherman County, Kansas
Date: 1900-1930
Multiple scenes of Sherman County, Kansas. The photograph of the Gray Front Hotel dining room shows Anna Neu behind the counter, and Maude Neu and Jospehine Neu.


Sebastopol

Sebastopol
Creator: Worrall, Henry, 1825-1902
Date: Between 1850 and 1900
A manuscript version of guitarist Henry Worrall's celebrated guitar instrumental "Sebastopol." Worrall initially published "Sebastopol" in the 1850s with W. C. Peters and Sons of Cincinnati, Ohio. Included among Worrall's surviving music manuscripts are these manuscript editions of the introduction and finale to "Sebastopol." In the early twentieth century, Worrall's popular guitar instrumentals played a key role in the development of the guitar styles of southern rural folk musicians and country and blues musical idioms. Worrall moved to Topeka, Kansas, in 1868 where he died in 1902.


Sebastopol. A descriptive fantaisie for the guitar, by Henry Worrall

Sebastopol. A descriptive fantaisie for the guitar, by Henry Worrall
Creator: Worrall, Henry, 1825-1902
Date: 1860
Henry Worrall composed and arranged Sebastopol, a solo parlor guitar piece, and published it in 1860 with A.C. Peters & J.L. Peters, music publishers, Cincinnati, Ohio. The piece was very popular throughout the nineteenth century. Worrall intended the piece to be an imitation of a military bugle and band. In the early twentieth century, Worrall's popular guitar instrumentals played a key role in the development of the guitar styles of southern rural folk musicians and country and blues musical idioms. Worrall moved to Topeka, Kansas, in 1868 where he died in 1902.


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