Antique Music Book – 1898 “The New Ideal” by W. T. Giffe
Author: W. T. Giffe
Assisted by: Louis D. Eichhorn
Title: “The New Ideal for Town and Country Schools”
Publisher: The Home Music Co. – Logansport, Indiana
Published Date: 1898
This is a lovely, rare antique book with great music inside! The original owners names are written inside on the first blank page. Photo gallery images show the type of blemishes in the book, but there is no smell or ongoing condition issue aside from the issues you see here due to age and use by owners.
As this is an antique item, it is sold “as is” and condition issues are to be expected. We are happy to provide additional photos to interested buyers. Please send any questions along before purchase. Great care will be taken to ship the book safely.
More information about the Author
Short Name: W. T. Giffe
Full Name: Giffe, W. T. (William Thomas), 1848-1926
Birth Year: 1848
Death Year: 1926
Born: June 28, 1848, Portland, Indiana.
Died: July 13, 1926, Seattle, Washington.
W.T. Giffe grew up in College Corners, Indiana (near Portland), and served in the army during the closing days of the American civil war.
After the war, he attended Liber College, Jay County, Indiana, and studied law for two years.
Giffe had a fine baritone voice, and was in demand as a concert singer. He soon became popular as a chorus director and convention conductor.
The Oliver Ditson Company of Boston, Massachusetts, published many of his early works, but Giffe went on to form his own publishing house, the Home Music Company, in Logansport, Indiana. He also edited the Home Music Journal for several years.
Later, Giffe became supervisor of music in the public schools in his home town. And he was one of three men chosen to deliver an address in Logansport, Indiana, at the memorial services for assassinated American president William McKinley.