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

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
United States, 1864
Obverse Image: Female figure offering a cup to two soldiers. Her hand rests on a cornucopia.
Obverse Text: WE GIVE OUR WEALTH FOR THOSE WHO GIVE THEIR HEALTH FOR US / SCHUSSELE / INV. / PAQUET F.
Reverse Image: N/A
Reverse Text: IN COMMEMORATION OF THE GREAT CENTRAL FAIR FOR THE U.S. SANITARY COMMISSION HELD AT PHILADELPHIA JUNE 1864.
Description
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.
Object Name
medal
Other Terms
medal; commemorative
Date made
1864
associated date
1864 06
obverse engraver
Paquet, Anthony C.
reverse engraver
Paquet, Anthony C.
manufacturer
United States Mint
place made
United States
place of issue
United States
associated place
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Physical Description
struck (overall production method)
bronze (overall metal)
circular (overall shape)
Measurements
overall:.62 cm x 5.75 cm; 1/4 in x 2 1/4 in
ID Number
NU.67.98480
accession number
275799
catalog number
67.98480
Credit Line
Library of Congress
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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