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A played-out tenor - from star to street-singer
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Title:

A played-out tenor - from star to street-singer

Collection:

Library of Congress Prints and Photographs

Description:

Roscoe Conkling is a street musician singing in the street outside the "Washington Senatorial Opera-House." With him is a small dog labeled "Howard Carroll" who is holding a hat into which Puck, shedding a tear, drops a coin, and two street urchins, one recognizable as Ulysses S. Grant. Caption: Signor Conklingini (singing) - When Grant slipped up upon his nomination, / And failed to reach the presidential station, / Ten long years back it put this luckless nation. / And hence I sing - I sing - in lonely - lo-ho-honely degradation!

Creation Date:

1883-05-16

Creator:

Opper, Frederick Burr, 1857-1937

Citation (Chicago Style):

A played-out tenor - from star to street-singer. Prints and Photographs division. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division. http://www.theodorerooseveltcenter.org/Research/Digital-Library/Record?libID=o288221. Theodore Roosevelt Digital Library. Dickinson State University.
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