This is the title page of Benjamin L. Bogan's The Patriotic Songster: A Collection of the most approved Patriotic, and other Songs (1816). In the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, a songster was a small book of song lyrics. After the Civil War the term came to refer to an African American musician who performed ballads and dance tunes with banjo or guitar accompaniment.
Citation: The Patriotic Songster. A Collection of the most approved Patriotic, and other Songs. SB93 .M16 1806. Special Collections, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va.