Sheet music. 13 3/4" x 10 1/4". 1850. 5pp Complete. Lithograph cover of the Swedish Nightingale.
In 1849, Lind was approached by the American showman P. T. Barnum with a proposal to tour throughout the United States for more than a year. Her financial demands were stringent, but Barnum met them, and in 1850, they reached agreement. Barnum's advance publicity made her a celebrity even before she arrived in the US, and she received a wild reception on arriving in New York. Tickets for some of her concerts were in such demand that Barnum sold them by auction. The enthusiasm of the public was so strong that the American press coined the term "Lind mania". After New York, Lind's party toured the east coast of America, with continued success, and later took in Cuba, the Southern US and Canada. By early 1851, Lind had become uncomfortable with Barnum's relentless marketing of the tour, and she invoked a contractual right to sever her ties with him; they parted amicably. She continued the tour for nearly a year, under her own management, until May 1852.
From bound volume, exhibits light use and wear, some edge toning, good graphic cover art. Smjl002
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