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The contested sword.
Library Company of Philadelphia
Accession number: 5781.F.172h
Unmounted stereograph shows the sword (the blade made of Damascus steel) donated by Messrs. Evans & Hassall and awarded to the General with the largest number of votes by paid subscriptions--in this case General George Meade with 3,442 votes. The Great Central or Sanitary Fair held June 7-28, 1864 on Logan Circle was one of several national fairs that displayed art, craft, and historical exhibits to benefit the U.S. Sanitary Commission, a soldier relief organization.
Publisher [Philadelphia] : American Stereoscopic Company, W. Langenheim, General Agent, 722 Chestnut St.]