[Fairs & Exhibitions]. United States Sanitary Commission.
History of the Brooklyn and Long Island Fair, February 22, 1864.
"The Union" Steam Presses
Octavo, pp. 189. Illustrated with 2 fold-out fair floorplans bound in.
A copy of the history and accounts of the 1864 Brooklyn and Long Island Sanitary Fair. These fairs were put on by the women of the U.S. Sanitary Commission (whose Executive Secretary was noted landscape architect Frederick Law Olmstead), which was established in 1861 to provide services for soldiers, including setting up hospitals, hiring nurses, teaching troops how to cook food properly to avoid disease, and raising funds for supplies. The Commission, while headed by men, was primarily staffed by women. The Brooklyn and Long Island Sanitary Fair lasted for 2 weeks, and offered numerous exhibits, shows, auctions, a daily newspaper, parades, and other popular activities for the New York public. This is a fascinating volume documenting this popular and historic event.
Edition: First edition
Binding: Green Embossed Decorated Boards with Gilt Lettering
Condition: Very Good
Book Id: 14856