Union Volunteer Refreshment Saloon of Philadelphia Being the First Institution of the Kind in the United States Organized May 27th 1861

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Union Volunteer Refreshment Saloon of Philadelphia, Being the First Institution of the Kind in the United States, Organized May 27th, 1861. A albumen print photograph by an unidentified photographer of James Fuller Queen’s chromolithograph of the same title, “Union Volunteer Refreshment Saloon of Philadelphia, Being the First Institution of the Kind in the United States, Organized May 27th, 1861.” This photograph was presented to Brevet Major Levi Curtis Brackett by the Philadelphia Captain of Police, Edward N. Maleri (?) in 1899 at the G.A.R. [Grand Army of the Republic] Encampment at Philadelphia September 4 and 5, 1899, so inscribed on the back of the cardboard mount (11 in x 14 in). Bvt. Maj. L.C. Brackett was aide-de-camp to Maj. Gen. Orlando B. Willcox.

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Union Volunteer Refreshment Saloon of Philadelphia, Being the First Institution of the Kind in the United States, Organized May 27th, 1861. A albumen print photograph by an unidentified photographer of James Fuller Queen’s chromolithograph of the same title 7 in x 9 ½ in (image) depicting “… the lively scene from November 1863 containing a view of the two hospitals, refreshment stand, and other buildings of the Union Volunteer Refreshment Saloon located near the Navy Yard at Swanson and Washington Avenues in Philadelphia during the American Civil War. Situated at the transportation hub between the North and the South on land leased for free from the Philadelphia, Wilmington & Baltimore Railroad, the saloon was a volunteer relief agency that provided meals, hospital care, washing, sleeping, and writing facilities to military personnel, refugees, and freedmen. It assisted more than 800,000 men and served 1,025,000 meals before closing on December 1, 1865.” https://www.loc.gov/item/2021670447/

This photograph was presented to Brevet Major Levi Curtis Brackett by the Philadelphia Captain of Police, Edward N. Maleri (?) in 1899 at the G.A.R. [Grand Army of the Republic] Encampment at Philadelphia September 4 and 5, 1899, so inscribed on the back of the cardboard mount (11 in x 14 in). Bvt. Maj. L.C. Brackett was aide-de-camp to Maj. Gen. Orlando B. Willcox. Condition is fine.

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