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“Help us!”

Via Retrospace; more at the Flickr Kitch People Postcards Pool.

As we strike our poses, we might hum at the memory that it was on this date in 1861 that abolitionist, activist, and poet Julia Ward Howe set to paper the words to “The Battle Hymn of the Republic.”  (It was first published the following February in The Atlantic Monthly, and set to music that William Steffe had already written.)

Sheet Music

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November 19, 2009 at 1:01 am

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