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  • Film, Video

    The wreck of the Old 97 [illustrated]

    motion picture | 1 video ; 3 min. | Audio track from AFC 1928/002: AFS 18997 (Content). Illustrations: View of Locomotive No. 17 heading northbound about 1.4 miles north of Orbisonia, on the narrow-gauge main line ( -- [Empire State Express, Utica, N.Y.] ( -- The fastest time on record ( -- [C H & D (i.e., Cincinnati, Hamilton, and Dayton) train wreck below ...

    • Contributor: Lewey, Fred J. - Gordon, Robert Winslow
  • Audio Recording

    The Old Ninety Seven

    sound recording | 1 cylinder recording. | Recorded by Robert Winslow Gordon in Concord, North Carolina, (Venue). Robert Winslow Gordon Cylinder Collection. Original Cylinder number: Gordon cyl. A6, ms. NC4. (Source Note). Recorded on October 15, 1925 (Date). This song is known under several similar titles in addition to the title listed: "The Wreck of the Old Ninety Seven," "The Wreck of the Old ...

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Lewey, Fred J. - Gordon, Robert Winslow
    • Date: 1978
  • Book

    Regional Song Sampler: The Southeast

    Return to Mapping the Songs of America

  • Article

    Printable Timeline - The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America - Digital Collections

    1900 Songs of America Amy Marcy Cheney Beach sets to music Three Browning Songs, including "Ah, Love, But a Day and "The Year's at the Spring." John Rosamond Johnson writes the anthem "Lift Every Voice and Sing" to lyrics by James Weldon Johnson. The King Family performs the traditional dance song "Cripple Creek" on string band instruments: banjo, mandolin, guitar, fiddle, and bass fiddle. ...

  • Book

    Robert Winslow Gordon (1888-1961)

    Biography. Kodish, Debora G. "Good Friends and Bad Enemies": Robert Winslow Gordon and the Study of American Folksong. University of Illinois Press, 1986.

    • Contributor: Gordon, Robert Winslow