Our Collection

At the Institute’s core is the Gilder Lehrman Collection, one of the great archives in American history. More than 70,000 items cover five hundred years of American history, from Columbus’s 1493 letter describing the New World to soldiers’ letters from World War II and Vietnam. Explore primary sources, visit exhibitions in person or online, or bring your class on a field trip.

Stannard & Dixon Topsy's Polka.

High-resolution images are available to schools and libraries via subscription to American History, 1493-1943. Check to see if your school or library already has a subscription. Or click here for more information. You may also order a pdf of the image from us here.

Log in
to see this thumbnail image

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05508.013.02 Author/Creator: Stannard & Dixon Place Written: London, England Type: Print Date: 1852 Pagination: 1 print : col. ; 34 x 22 cm.

A high-resolution version of this object is available for registered users. LOG IN

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05508.013.02 Author/Creator: Stannard & Dixon Place Written: London, England Type: Print Date: 1852 Pagination: 1 print : col. ; 34 x 22 cm.

Summary of Content: Signed by Henry Lawful. Sheet music cover from the play Uncle Tom's Cabin. Lithograph image in color of a young African American girl with a patterned head scarf. Printed by Stannard & Dixon, lithograph by Louisa Corbaux.

People: Stannard & Dixon
Corbaux, Louisa, 1808-?
Stowe, Harriet Beecher, 1811-1896
Tully, J. H., fl. 1852-1860

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: African American HistorySlaveryAbolitionUncle TomMusicWoman AuthorWomen's HistoryArt, Music, Theater, and Film

Sub Era: Age of Jackson

Order a Copy Citation Guidelines for Online Resources