1. Creator/Author:
  2. A. Brown and Company (3)

Brooklyn Sanitary Fair, 1864, New England Kitchen

A. Brown and Company
New York, New York
Origin Date:
paper, print
overall: 21 in x 22 3/4 in
Item ID:
Holding Institution:
Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, courtesy of the Indiana State Museum
Available for Viewing:
Fine Art


This colored lithograph depicts an interior scene, the "New England Kitchen" at the 1864 Brooklyn Sanitary Fair. The room is filled with women dressed in hoop skirts and bonnets gathered around long banquet tables set with food and drinks. One woman tends to a fire in a large brick oven in the center of the image while a small group of women cluster around a spinning wheel on the left side. A few men are visible in the scene. The title and publisher's information can be found below the image. For more information on this item and the Brooklyn Sanitary Fair, see "Lincoln Lore" number 1749, November, 1983. See Item ID numbers 71.2009.081.0368, 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