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This is an original 1906 two-color halftone print portrait of John Howard Payne (1791-1852), the American actor, poet, playwright, and author. He is known as the author of the lyrics to the popular nostalgic song "Home, Sweet Home" in 1822.
This 106+ year old Item is rated Very Fine +++. No creases. No natural defects. No surface rub. No tears. Light water stain - top left corner.
Curious about the people and places behind some of the most popular American parlor, minstrel, and Civil War songs of the 19th century? Period Paper is pleased to offer lovers of music and history a collection of halftone prints from 1906 of the people and places connected with such classic American songs as "Home, Sweet Home," "Old Folks at Home," Dixie," and "The Star-Spangled Banner."