The Sanitary Fair

Item Info

Item No: pdcc00035
Title: The Sanitary Fair
Additional Title: Respectfully Dedicated to Mrs. Elizabeth B. Biddle
Historic Street Address: Logan Circle
Media Type: Scrapbooks
Source: Print and Picture Collection

The following information is taken from The Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia website:  The USSC (United States Sanitary Commission) was founded by prominent citizens in the summer of 1861, as a response to reports of unsanitary living conditions for Union soldiers during the Civil War.  Its purpose was to channel volunteer contributions of money and medical care materials--collected at civilian-organized bazaars and expositions--to the soldiers and military hospitals.  These "Sanitary Fairs" climaxed by the Great Central Fair of 1864 in Logan Square, depicted in this lithograph, and made Philadelphia a vital center in the Union war effort.

P.S. Duval & Son, Lith. Phila.

Facsimile of image used in the exhibition, Corridor of Culture: 100 Years of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Parkway Central Library West Gallery, September 2017-November 2018.

Creation Year: ca. 1864
Geocode Latitude: Geocode Longitude:-75.170954
Geocode Latitude:39.958003

Call Number: A917.481 P536 v.9
Creator Name: P.S. Duval & Son - Lithographer