SHEET MUSIC – CIVIL WAR – SANITY FAIR GRAND MARCH 1864. CHROMOLITHO COVER
Sheet music, 13 1/4” x 10 1/4” , 5 pp. complete. Chromolithograph cover art.
The Great Central Fair took place in June of 1864 in the Logan Circle park in Philadelphia. Like other sanitary fairs that happened throughout the United States, it was a vehicle to raise funds for the United States Sanitary Commission. The main exhibit building was 200,000 square feet in size. There was also Union Street, which was 540 feet long and ran in the middle of the fair. Inside the main building were "departments" with different themes, which included the neighboring states of New Jersey and Delaware, displays about corn and sewing, a restaurant and parlor, as well as weaponry, fine art, curiosities, transportation and children's subjects. On June 16, Abraham Lincoln and his family visited the fair. He donated 48 copies of the Emancipation Proclamation at $10 a book. They were all autographed by Lincoln.
Scarce title, from bound volume with accompanying bindery marks along spine, spne split, Some avg use and wear, overall Vg+ condition . Sm cw 557 $255.
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SKU: Sm cw 557
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