Alexandria Digital Research Library

Brown wax home recording of Down where the cotton blossoms grow by George Osborne


Von Tilzer, Harry, 1872-1946
Sterling, Andrew B., 1874-1955
Osborne, George T.
Variant Title:
Down where the cotton blossoms grow
Place of Publication:
[Place of production unknown],
Issued Date:
Personal recordings

George T. Osborne.

Announcement at beginning: "Down Where the Cotton Blossoms Grow, recorded in Littletown, Connecticut, by Mister George Osborne of Belfast, Maine, [Amateur?] Record."

Brown wax cylinder.

Place of recording likely the United States.

The David Giovannoni Collection of home cylinder recordings (Set Number: 143-01, Originally acquired: Don Hill Collection, c.2000).


Male vocal solo. The performer was born in January 1838 and listed in the 1900 federal census for Belfast, Maine, as a "master mariner." Also listed in 1890 veterans schedule as a Civil War veteran (sergeant, 2nd Maine cavalry).

Physical Description:
1 cylinder (ca. 2 min.) : 145.7 rpm ; 2 1/4 x 4 in.
Audio musical
Cylinder Audio Archive
Library Location:
Department of Special Research Collections
Catalog System Number:
Copyright Holder:
University of California (System). Regents

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