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Brady, Mathew B. (ca. 1823-1896) [Barbara Fietchie at the Great Central Fair]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02909 Author/Creator: Brady, Mathew B. (ca. 1823-1896) Place Written: Washington D.C. Type: Photograph Date: 1864 ca. Pagination: 1 carte de visite ; 11 x 7 cm.

Summary of Content: Barbara Frietchie gained fame for telling T. J. "Stonewall" Jackson to harm her rather than the Union flag at the time he entered Frederick, Maryland. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow published the poem in Nov. 1863 and it was printed with the carte to raise money for the war effort. The Great Central (Sanitary) Fair in Philadelphia opened in 1864. (Lincoln addressed the fair in 6/16/1864)

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Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: Civil WarUS Sanitary CommissionUnion ForcesMilitary HistoryCharity and PhilanthropyPoetryLiterature and Language ArtsAmerican FlagWomen's HistoryConfederate States of AmericaConfederate General or Leader

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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