Civil War-Date Albumen Photographs

Album page with nine photos tipped in. One page includes two views of the "Fairmount Water Works / 1864 / Philadelphia," both with blue and green hand tinting. Below these is an image of several people picnicking near a stream, camera set up on a tripod a short distance away. On verso are images of National Guards, Philadelphia, the bottom with a photographer and his camera on a tripod. Images of a silver vase from the Philadelphia Sanitary Fair, June 1864, and Union Avenue, [The Great Central Fair, Philadelphia, 1864], decked with flags and banners are also included. (See LOC https://lccn.loc.gov/2015651389 for a stereoview of this same scene.) These Sanitary Fairs were civilian events, organized to raise funds for the US Sanitary Commission (USSC) and other charitable organizations during the war. It became the primary way for citizens to show support for the soldiers and their families.



Paper chipping right up to the images, which are generally fine. Some toning.

Estimate: $800 - $1,000
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