Great Central Fair, U.S. Sanitary Commission medal, United States, 1864

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One (1) Great Central Fair, U.S. Sanitary Commission medal

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United States, 1864

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Obverse Image: Female figure offering a cup to two soldiers. Her hand rests on a cornucopia.

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Obverse Text: WE GIVE OUR WEALTH FOR THOSE WHO GIVE THEIR HEALTH FOR US / SCHUSSELE / INV. / PAQUET F.

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Reverse Image: N/A

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Reverse Text: IN COMMEMORATION OF THE GREAT CENTRAL FAIR FOR THE U.S. SANITARY COMMISSION HELD AT PHILADELPHIA JUNE 1864.

During the Civil War, the U.S. Sanitary Commission provided Union soldiers with medical care, coordinated supply efforts, helped to locate missing soldiers, and offered medical and hygiene advice to the U.S. Army. The private civilian organization held fairs in several northern cities to raise money. This medal commemorated the commission’s Great Central Fair held in Philadelphia.

Date Made: 1864Associated Date: 1864 06

Originator (Author Or Composer, Etc.): Schussele, ChristianMaker: Paquet, Anthony C.Obverse Designer: Schussele, Christian

Place Made: United StatesAssociated Place: United States: PennsylvaniaUnited States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

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Exhibition: Giving in America

Exhibition Location: National Museum of American History

Credit Line: Carl H. Jaeschke

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: NU.71.123.124Catalog Number: 71.123.124Accession Number: 297848

Object Name: MedalOther Terms: Medal; Commemorative

Physical Description: bronze (overall material)struck (overall production method/technique)circular (overall shape)Measurements: medal: .63 cm x 5.75 cm; 1/4 in x 2 1/4 inoverall: 57.8 mm; x 2 1/4 in

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b5-06a8-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_954144

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