America The Beautiful Nutcracker and Music Box
SIGNED. Limited Edition. Original Steinbach. Handcrafted in Germany. Box S 1784
This statesman plays one of the most popular of the many U.S. patriotic songs, America the Beautiful, The lyrics were written by Katharine Lee Bates, and the music was composed by church organist and choirmaster Samuel A. Ward at Grace Episcopal Church in Newark, New Jersey. Bates originally wrote the words as a poem, Pikes Peak, first published in the Fourth of July edition of the church periodical The Congregationalist in 1895. Size 18"