Floral Department of the Great Fair
date: April 16, 1864
artist: Winslow Homer
front page wood engraving – matted
The Great Central Fair took place in Philadelphia in 1864 as a fundraiser for the US Sanitary Commission which was set up in 1861 to provide funds for sick and wounded US soldiers in the Civil War. Abraham Lincoln visited the Fair on June 16.
condition: two small spots in image – overall good
source: Harper’s Weekly
sheet: 11 x 16" mat: 16 x 20″