'Helpless', music cover

Made:
1863-1925 in United Kingdom
maker:
Unknown

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Copy of Music cover with medical theme. Centre: 1984-56/1, Right: 1984-56/2, Bottom left : 1984-56/3 (open), Top left:
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Copy of music cover with medical theme (19th century): Helpless.
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London

Music cover with medical theme (19th century): Helpless.

This print is a music sheet cover advertising the song ‘Helpless’. The song was written especially to raise money for the British Home for Incurables. This institution was created in 1861 for those with incurable diseases such as tuberculosis.

Based in Streatham, London, the institution is now called The British Home and provides nursing care for people with long term medical conditions. The then Princess of Wales, Alexandra (1844-1925), who later became Queen Alexandra, was the patron of the institution at this time. The price of the sheet music was two shillings.

Details

Category:
Art
Object Number:
1984-56/4
type:
sheet music
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication

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