1. sailorgil:

    Neptune’s Daughter  …  Sheet Music from Ziegfeld’s Follies of 1914

  2. sailorgil:

    The Mermaid Song …. Sheet Music, 1948

    (via sailorgil)

  3. sailorgil:

    Daughter of the Sea — Waltzes …  Sheet Music, 1903 

    [Sailor Gil Collection]

  5. mudwerks:

    (via The Pictorial Arts: The Mermaid Song)

    decoration: Walter Crane — The Mermaid — 1883

  6. - Asleep in the Deep -

    Words by Arthur J Lamb
    Music by HW Petrie

    c. 1897


    On a stormy night, the lighthouse bell can be heard; on a ship are two lovers, unaware of the danger they face; the following day the sun shines, the wreckage lies on the shore, and the two lovers now rest in peace.

  7. (Source: greatgrottu)

  8. The Ship I Love / composed by Felix McGlennon

    "I’ll stick to the ship, lads, you save your lives"

    c. 1893

    View Image Set (including sheet music)

  9. mudwerks:

    (via Au carrefour étrange: Chansons de salles de garde)

    Les illustrations savoureuses sont de Marcel Prangey

  10. Leviathan March To the Members of the Boston Germania Serenade; Hermann Kotzschmar (composer)

    see the sheet music

  11. sailorgil:

    ” The Lads in Navy Blue “ ….. Sheet Music, Copyright 1899 & 1940

  12. theowlhooteth:

    blue bird waltz..

    (via mudwerks)

  14. (Source: greatgrottu, via sailorjunkers)

  15. This is some kind of Seventh Day Adventist thing

    The Seventh-day Adventist Church is a Bible-based Christian denomination which is distinguished by its observance of Saturday, the original seventh day of the Judeo-Christian week, as the Sabbath, and by its emphasis on the imminent Second Coming (Advent) of Jesus Christ.

    The denomination grew out of the Millerite movement in the United States during the middle part of the 19th century and was formally established in 1863. Among its founders was Ellen G. White, whose extensive writings are still held in high regard by the church today.

    It has a missionary presence in over 200 countries and territories and is ethnically and culturally diverse. The church operates numerous schools, hospitals and publishing houses worldwide, as well as a prominent humanitarian aid organization known as the Adventist Development and Relief Agency.

    The church is also known for its emphasis on diet and health, its holistic understanding of the person, its promotion of religious liberty, and its conservative principles and lifestyle. Adventists are vegetarian and adhere to Mosaic dietary law.

    The church was formally established in Battle Creek, Michigan, on May 21, 1863, with a membership of 3,500. The denominational headquarters were later moved from Battle Creek to Takoma Park, Maryland, where they remained until 1989. The General Conference headquarters then moved to its current location in Silver Spring, Maryland.

    more on wiki

    My father grew up in an orthodox Adventist household in Takoma Park, and all of his children, (miss monkey included) were born in The SDA hospital there. I grew up in the spiritual and physical shadow of this religion, and know little more about it than I posted above.

    I do remember a day when I asked my father why he never went back to the SDA Church after he returned from World War II and he said, “It’s kinda hard to take all that doom and gloom stuff seriously after you’ve lived through a war like that”. 

    Amen, brother.


    The Song Anchor, 1880

    (Source: sailorjunkers)