Aransas Pass, Texas: Walter Ardrell Riggs, ©1924. First edition. Unbound illustrated wrappers (9 ¼” x 12 ¼”), 6 pp. A small stain to the margin of p. 2, else a Fine copy. 10 copies in WorldCat.
Pro-Klan sheet music featuring a lithographed cover of mounted Klansman holding an American flag and a Klansman holding a burning cross. Instrumental only. As Danny Crew notes in Ku Klux Klan Sheet Music: An Illustrated Catalogue of Published Music, 1867–2002, “The musical history of the Ku Klux Klan portrays a classic example of how an extremist group ‘sells’ itself to Middle America through subterfuge and deception of the public and of the media.” As depicted in this piece of evocative sheet music, mainstream depictions of the Klan as protectors of Americanism were uncontroversial during the 1920s when the Klan was at the height of its popularity and power and when white supremacy was still very much in vogue. [Crew, K-2061]. Item #06128