The Great National Union Convention at Philadelphia

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The Great National Union Convention at Philadelphia

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Item No: pdcc00146
Title: The Great National Union Convention at Philadelphia
Additional Title: The Scene on Girard Avenue, Adjoining the Wigwam
Media Type: Scrapbooks
Source: Print and Picture Collection
Notes:

Clipping from Frank Leslie's Illistrated Newspaper shows a scene from the National Union Convention held on August 14th, 15th and 16th, 1866. In order to accomodate the thousands of delegates and attendees from around the country, a large wooden building - the Wigwam - was constructed on Girard Avenue between 19th and 20th Streets.


Notes:

Source : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Union_Convention


Geocode Latitude: Geocode Latitude:39.972582
Geocode Longitude:-75.168200

Call Number: A917.481 P536 v.3
Creator Name: Schell, Frederic B. - Artist
Castner, Samuel, Jr., 1843-1929 - Compiler