I am on a search to find out what year or around what year Bread and Roses was first set to music. I understand that the first known music was written by Martha Coleman and Caroline Kohlsaat. The poem was written by James Oppenheim in 1911 but the music came later. The question I have is when.
Caroline kohlsaat wrote a song book for children in 1921 with Clara Belle Baker. This makes me think that the music may have been written around then but I am not sure. I do have information that Kohlsaat and Coleman's music to Bread and Roses was seen on a song sheet dated 1947.
Any thoughts people might have would be great.
Annie Schneiderman Valliere