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Inscription

upper center verso in graphite by unknown hand: about 1855; lower left verso in graphite by unknown hand: 8F

Text at bottom of stone:
The New York Light Guard's / Entered According to Act of Congress A.D. 1839 by James L. Hewitt in the Clerks Office of the District Court of the Southern District of New York. / Quick Step / As Performed by Dodsworth's Brass Band / composed and respectfully dedicated to / the Officers and Members / of the / Light Guard; / by / Francis H. Brown / New York / Pr. 25 cts. Nett.

Text on verso:
New York Light Guards, / Quick Step. / Arranged by / F.H. Brown. / Entered according to Act of Congress in the year 1839 by Hewitt & Jaques in the Clerks Office of the District Court of the Southern District of New York.

Provenance

William P. Carl; acquired 2008 by the National Gallery of Art

Bibliography
1970
Conningham, Frederic A. Currier and Ives Prints: An Illustrated Check List. New York: Crown Publishers, 1970, p. 193, no. 4447.
1984
Reilly, Bernard F., Jr. Currier & Ives, A Catalogue Raisonné: A Comprehensive Catalogue of the Lithographs of Nathaniel Currier, James Merrit Ives and Charles Currier, including Ephemera Associated with the Firm, 1834-1907, volume 2. Detroit, MI: Gale Research Company, 1984, pp. 485, 493, no. 4834.