January 2018 Auction Ends Thursday, January 25th, 5pm Pacific
Samuel Francis Smith signed and handwritten first stanza of ''America'', the United States' beloved patriotic song for which Smith wrote the lyrics. In full: ''My country, 'tis of thee, / Sweet land of liberty, / Of thee I sing; / Land where my fathers died, / land of the pilgrims' pride, / From every mountain side, / Let freedom ring. / S.F. Smith. / Written in 1832. / This autograph, Oct. 12, '94.'' Paper measures 4.25'' x 6.25'', matted with sheet music for ''America'' upon a document featuring the American flag waving in the wind, measuring 14'' x 11'' in total. Folds to lyrics and affixed to mat in two spots, at top and bottom of page, otherwise near fine condition.
Samuel Francis Smith Signed & Handwritten First Stanza of His Beloved Song ''America''Samuel Francis Smith Signed & Handwritten First Stanza of His Beloved Song ''America''
Samuel Francis Smith Signed & Handwritten First Stanza of His Beloved Song ''America''
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