Songs of Baltimore

A Musical Tour Through the Lester S. Levy Collection of Sheet Music

Lester S. Levy’s mother was obsessive about having her baby born in the same house in Philadelphia in which she had been born. Thus Lester’s birthplace was in Pennsylvania, but shortly after his birth, he and his mother returned to his real home in Baltimore, Maryland. Much later, when Lester began collecting American sheet music, songs about Baltimore were among the selective pieces he sought.

Read more of “Songs of Baltimore” at The Lester S. Levy Collection of Sheet Music (Special Collections at the Sheridan Libraries of the Johns Hopkins University).

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