Press [Preston Woodnutt] Eldridge
was an American blackface songwriter and performer featured as "The Commander-in-Chief of the Army of Fun" on various sheet music covers .
Presently (August 2021) 3 works written and composed by himself published between 1893 and 1909 have been located by Internet searches.
Of interest is Sorry, Mr. Jackson, I've Got to Throw You Down
(1898) by Ed Rogers
and published by Ed. Rogers Music Pub. Co.
, New York, USA the front cover of which shows his portrait on the left.
Surfers are welcome to contribute any further information about this composer.