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Old Exeter March part 05

Old Exeter March part 05

Composer: Martin Guest, H

Medium: Lithograph

Date: 1850

Shelfmark: h.3282.t.(58.)

Item number: Tract (58.)

Genre: Printed Music and Illustrated Cover

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Illustrated music sheets are invaluable as they provide an insight into the fashions and styles of the 19th Century. They not only show changes in clothing, but shows scenes of contemporary life. The soldiers featured on the cover of 'Old Exeter March' have bayonets over their shoulders and they are being waved to and cheered by the local population. A young girl is waving her handkerchief to them and people are leaning out if their windows to catch a glimpse of the departing hero's.

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