1. Creator/Author:
  2. A. Brown (1)

Brooklyn Sanitary Fair, 1864, View of the Academy of Music as seen from the stage

Creator:
A. Brown
Location:
New York
Origin Date:
Unknown
Materials:
paper
Measurements:
overall: 24 in x 20 1/2 in
Item ID:
71.2009.081.0368
Holding Institution:
Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, courtesy of the Indiana State Museum
Available for Viewing:
No
Category:
Fine Art

Description

This color print features the interior of a large concert hall, the Brooklyn Academy of Music. There are many balconies of people looking down on the stage. The ceiling, walls and balconies are decorated with red, white and blue ribbons. There are several people walking around tables on the stage level. The Academy of Music was the central attraction of the Brooklyn Sanitary Fair. In this building thousands of dollars worth of books, flowers, and fancy goods were sold to raise funds for the United States Sanitary Commission. For more information on this item and the Brooklyn Sanitary Fair, see "Lincoln Lore" number 1749, November, 1963. See Item ID numbers 71.2009.081.0020, 71.2009.081.0034, 71.2009.081.0035, and 71.2009.081.1351 to see related Brooklyn Sanitary Fair prints. The Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection includes several more items related to various sanitary fairs held during the 1860s to raise funds for the United States Sanitary Commission such as a printed copy of the Emancipation Proclamation signed by Abraham Lincoln, a donation certificate, a fan, a medal, a broadside "To the Loyal Women of America," several lithographs, sheet music, "The Sanitary Commission of the United States: a Succinct Narrative of Its Works and Purposes," and several related books and catalogs of items donated for sale at various sanitary fairs, the full texts of which are also online. To see all of the related items in this collection go to www.lincolncollection.org and search the keyword "sanitary." To view the full text of books and pamphlets online, click in the "Download this document" box. Part of The Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, courtesy of the Indiana State Museum