1864 stereoview photo titled, "Exhibition Room, " at the New York Metropolitan Fair. You can see the names "Knoxville" and "Gettysburg" spelled in flowers at the top of the display. The Metropolitan Fair was a public event organized in New York City by the United States Sanitary Commission to raise funds and supplies for the Union Army during the Civil War.
The first Metropolitan Fair was announced by the New York Times on January 1, 1864, to be held on March 28th of that year. However, the event was postponed to the 4th of April and it resulted in the largest Sanitary Fair ever which raised over a million of dollars for the Union cause.Photographer is Bierstadt Brothers out of New Bedford, Massachusetts. CONDITION: Very Good+ with some staining at the bottom of the mount as shown. SIZE: Measures approximately 3 1/4 x 6 3/4 inches. The item "New York Metropolitan Sanitary Fair Civil War 1864 Bierstadt Stereoview Photo" is in sale since Tuesday, May 7, 2019.
This item is in the category "Collectibles\Photographic Images\Vintage & Antique (Pre-1940)\Stereoviews". The seller is "abvintagephotos" and is located in Pennsylvania. This item can be shipped worldwide.