A Rare Surviving War Time Document !!!
" Certificate of Appreciation "
From "Union Volunteer Refreshment Saloon and Hospital.
This Civil War Hospital was in Philadelphia,Pa. which was the location of the old Franklin Arsenal .
Philadelphia : December 1862
Received of : Arabella Brown
For : " A Lot of Lint " in aid of the Union Refreshment Saloon and Hospital for which the committee return their sincere thanks. Arad Barrows Chairman B . L. Brown Treasurer JBWade Secretary
By Mannel(clc) Cooke "The Lint Man "
" Committee " Member Names all listed ,See close up photo !
Rare marked Litho print:
T.J.Queen del & liths' / T Sinclair's btn Phila. _______________________________________________
" Lint " was a main component in making Civil War Bandages for the wounded !
Book Ref.; Civil War Collectables Page; 146 (kit Barry Collection ) For donating " a pair of socks ". Appraisal 1000.00 to 1200.00
Certificate measures 6 by 8 inches.
The Civil War Period Empire Frame is Mahogany Veneered with the old Cut Nails and the old original wavy glass with air bubbles . I added the Acid-Free matching Blue back board.