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Ogden, Sarah Perot (b. 1831) Photograph album, with cartes de visite [word processed inventory available]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC06559.154 Author/Creator: Ogden, Sarah Perot (b. 1831) Place Written: [various places] Type: Photograph album Date: 1850-1865 Pagination: 27 carte de visites de visites + album.

Summary of Content: The album contains 27 photographs of the military patients and staff of the U. S. Hospital in Philadelphia. Includes 20 identified patients (one of whom is John Walker, a 13 year old drummer boy), 4 male nurses and stewards. All of the patients are dressed in military uniforms. Information on the reverse of the Cartes de visite, written in ink, gives the subject's identity, wounds or illness, and other details. The initial leaf of the album is inscribed "Sallie M. Ogden, December 25, 186-." The second leaf is inscribed "Sick & Wounded at U. S. Hospital, Broad and Cherry Sts. Phila." The photographs have been removed from the album pages.

Background Information: Sarah Perot Ogden was a Quaker from Philadelphia who took part in variety of philanthropic works such as assisting the Pennsylvania Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children. She ...was a member of the Pennsylvania Society of Colonial Dames of America, the Philadelphia Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution, and President of the Philadelphia Home for Incurables. Both Ogden and her husband, Edward H. Ogden, were strong supporters of the Union cause. During the Civil War Ogden volunteered in a military hospital where she made daily visits. Her husband served as a Union soldier.See More

People: Ogden, Sarah Morris Perot, 1831-1912

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: Civil WarMilitary HistoryUnion ForcesWomen's HistorySoldier's LetterUnion Soldier's LetterHospitalPhotographyHealth and MedicalInjury or Wound

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