1. Creator/Author:
  2. Endres & Compton (1)

Mississippi Valley Sanitary Fair Grand March

Creator:
T. Van Berg, Endres & Compton
Location:
Missouri, St. Louis
Origin Date:
1864
Materials:
paper
Item ID:
71.2009.083.0301
Holding Institution:
Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, Courtesy of the Indiana State Museum
Available for Viewing:
No
Category:
Sheet Music

Description

This is a piece of sheet music for the song, “Mississippi Valley Sanitary Fair Grand March.” The cover features a color illustration of a city along a river filled with steamboats. In the foreground is a mass of people assembled outside of a large public building. The image is surrounded by a frame of flowers and vines, flags, two women and a vignette of a two men cradling a wounded soldier. The title is printed in decorative yellow, green and red lettering at the top half of the cover. “Maj. Gen. W. S. Rosecranz, Pres. Miss. Val. San. Fair” is printed at the top of the cover. At the lower left corner is a shield with “Published for the Benefit of the Mississippi Valley Sanitary Fair by Endres and Compton 52 Fourth St. St. Louis Mo” printed on it. 6 p. of music. For piano. Pl. no.: 272-4. 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.