Your Mother of Yesteryear

My Dear Old Mother. New York: John Andrews, 1853-1859.

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Ballads often reprinted sentimental popular songs, like this example of an ode to a wonderful mother.  John Andrews was a music publisher who purchased a four story building in New York in 1854 where he sold ballads, sheet music, toys  and books. He was  a prolific printer.  AAS has fifty-eight examples of his ballad work.

Adopted by Peter Masi