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    Wartime Elmer Ellsworth Display Carte de Visite backmarked "J. Gurney & Sons, N.Y. in the Aid of the U.S. Sanitary Commission at the New York Metropolitan Fair April 1864". The U.S. Sanitary Commission was soldier's relief agency that was largely financed by private contributions and fund-raising events. The 1864 New York fair was the largest of these with an incredible display of war trophies and patriotic relics on hand. This view shows a section of the fair devoted to the memory of Colonel Elmer Ellsworth, the doomed spit-and-shine commander of the elite New York Fire Zouaves. Central to the display are Ellsworth's portrait and his uniform. Light aging, else very good condition overall. An extremely rare image.

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    Auction Dates
    December, 2006
    1st-2nd Friday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 10
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