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Speaks, Oley (1876-1948) Prayer Perfect

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05508.232.01 Author/Creator: Speaks, Oley (1876-1948) Place Written: New York, New York Type: Sheet music Date: 1930 Pagination: 4 p. 9"x12"

Summary of Content: Signed sheet music for the poem by James Whitcomb Riley put to music by Oley Speaks in 1930.

People: Speaks, Oley, 1876-1948

Historical Era: Great Depression and World War II, 1929-1945

Subjects: PoetryMusicReligion

Sub Era: The Great Depression

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