Women at the Albany, New York, Sanitary Fair
Last season's Civil War reproduction that I did for Moda
was called Metropolitan Fair
after the Manhattan Sanitary Commission Fair during the Civil War.
I've found a few more photos illustrating the work that women did to
raise funds for field hospitals
Like this one at Gettysburg.
I'm always looking for interior photos of the Sanitary Fairs
which were held around the Union. Here's a stereographic photo of
some kind of an exhibition.
A Sanitary Commission Fair? Are those
quilts along the wall?
I enlarged that booth with the eagle.
It's a Sewing Machine vendor.
"Wheeler & Wilson Sewing Machines
Victorious at Paris 1867"
They are advertising a prize at the Paris Exposition Universelle in 1867.
So it's a post-Civil War fair...
But a nice view of a commercial booth.
I enjoyed doing all the research for Metropolitan Fair. And now while I am looking for photos of the Fair,
images of quilts made with the fabric come up. Below: Some I found on the web.
Denniele has been stitching the Grandmother's Choice
Block of the Week patterns in the fabric.
Many participants are doing a considerable amount of fussy-cutting
to great effect.
See more here:
Saw this on eBay
A Table Runner
This line works well with light prints.
Randi D used the big stripe for a border.
in Metropolitan Fair
The reverse of the memento coin from the Ohio
Sanitary Fair shown above.