Hutchinson Family Collection - America's First Protest Singers
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Sheet music and ephemera related to one of the first
group of protest singers in 19th Century America,
The Hutchinson Family
The music in this collection was performed and composed by one of the best-known musical ensembles of mid 19th Century America, the Hutchinson Family. The ensemble consisted at different time of various combinations of the children of one Jesse Hutchinson, a farmer from Milford, New Hampshire, and his wife Mary.
They often sang about rural life and social issues such as abolition, temperance, politics, war and womens suffrage. The Hutchinsons began as common farmers that became highly respected performers and much of their their music focused on idealism, social reform, equal rights, moral improvement, community activism and patriotism.
The career of the Hutchinsons spanned the major social and political events of the mid-nineteenth century including the Civil War. The Hutchinson Family Singers established an impressive musical legacy. They are considered to be the forerunners of the great protest singers/songwriters/ folk groups of 20th Century and the nineteen fifties and sixties.
This collection is scans of the original Hutchinson sheet music prepared as PDF files in an easy to print format on standard size paper, and also contains Hutchinson Family ephemera.
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