Finding Aid to the United States Sanitary Commission Photograph Collection, ca. 1861-1865, PP279

Finding Aid to the United States Sanitary Commission Photograph Collection, ca. 1861-1865, PP279

H. Furlong Baldwin Library, Maryland Historical Society

Collection summary

Title

United States Sanitary Commission Photograph Collection

Creator

Amy and Richard Steiner

Call number

PP279

Inclusive dates

ca. 1861-1865

Bulk dates

ca. 1861-1865

Extent

1 box, 23 items.

Abstract

The collection contains photographs related to the United States Sanitary Commission.

Administrative summary

Repository

H. Furlong Baldwin Library

Maryland Historical Society

201 W. Monument St.

Baltimore, MD 21201

www.mdhs.org

specialcollections@mdhs.org

Access restrictions

Open to the public without restrictions.

Use restrictions

Permission to quote must be received in writing from the Special Collections Librarian.

Provenance

Gift of Amy and Richard Steiner, December, 1977

Accession number

51211, 51706, 53662

Processing note

Lara Westwood, November, 2013

Historical Note

The United States Sanitary Commission (USSC), founded in 1861, formed to combat unsanitary conditions in the Union Army camps and provide medical supplies during the Civil War. The commission, authorized by the federal government, organized civilian support of the war effort in donating medicine, food and other supplies to the Union Army. Medical inspectors, employed by USSC, would visit hospitals and camps to ensure that a clean environment was provided to the soldiers. The USSC also set up and staffed hospitals and lodges for Union soldiers.

Scope and Content

The collection contains photographs related to the United States Sanitary Commission. The photographs depict Commission buildings in Washington, D.C. and Virginia, as well as Camp Letterman, the battlefield hospital at Gettysburg. Dr. Gordon Winslow is featured in many of the Gettysburg photographs. Most of the images are cartes de visite and cabinet cards widely sold during and after the Civil War.

The photographs were grouped together by size and divided into series based on their accession numbers. The photographs were donated at separate times by Amy and Richard Steiner, and therefore given multiple accession numbers. Series I pertains to the photographs labeled accession number 51211, series II to 51706, and series III to 53662. The photograph in series IV was not assigned an accession number. Series IA contains photographs donated with 51211. These items were owned by Dr. Lewis H. Steiner, U. S. Sanitary Commission Chief Inspector, Army of the Potomac.

Container List

Image ID #

Description

Artist

Dates

Size

Box

Folder

Series I

 

 

 

 

 

 

PP279.01

Lt. Col. A. H. Toten. 7th Regmt. Div. Corps, U.S.A. Relief Agent U.S. San. Com. of the Dept. West Virginia

E. E. Miller. Photographer, Camp Chase, O.

ca.1861-1865

2 ½” x 4”

1

1

PP279.02

General Meade’s headquarters, Gettysburg

Tyson Brothers, Gettysburg, PA.

Aug. 1863

2 ½” x 4”

1

1

PP279.03

Camp Letterman general hospital near Gettysburg, PA

Tyson Brothers, Gettysburg, PA.

1863

2 ½” x 4”

1

1

PP279.04

Camp Letterman general hospital near Gettysburg, PA?

 

1863

2 ½” x 4”

1

1

PP279.05

Surgeons Retreat, Battlefield of Gettysburg. [Dr. Gordon Winslow and two men seated in front of tents.]

Tyson Brothers, Gettysburg, PA.

1863

2 ½” x 4”

1

1

PP279.06

U.S. Sanitary Commission headquarters

 

ca.1861-1865

2 ½” x 4”

1

1

Series IA

 

 

 

 

 

 

PP279.07

Head Sanitary Commission at General Hospital, Gettysburg

P. S. & H. E. Weaver, Hanover, York Co., PA.

1863

2 ½” x 4”

1

2

PP279.08

Headquarters of U. S. Sanitary Commission rear view, Battlefield of Gettysburg. [Dr. Gordon Winslow seated in front of open tent.]

Tyson Brothers, Gettysburg, PA

1863

2 ½” x 4”

1

2

PP279.09

Camp Letterman general hospital near Gettysburg, PA?

Tyson Brothers, Gettysburg, PA

1863

2 ½” x 4”

1

2

PP279.10

U. S. Sanitary Commission headquarters near Gettysburg, PA?

Tyson Brothers, Gettysburg, PA

1863

2½” x 4”

1

2

Series II

 

 

 

 

 

 

PP279.11

Head of U.S. Sanitary Commission and nurse [Dr. Gordon Winslow?]

P. S. Weaver, Hanover, Pa.

 

2½” x 4”

1

3

PP279.12 

Quarters of the U. S. Sanitary Commission

Mathew Brady

ca.1861-1865

 2½” x 4”

1

3

PP279.13

Headquarters of the U. S. Sanitary Commission front view, Battlefield of Gettysburg [Dr. Gordon Winslow, seated]

Tyson Brothers, Gettysburg, PA

1863

 2 ½” x 4”

1

3

PP279.14

U. S. Sanitary Commission Lodge, For Invalid Soldiers, Alexandria, VA.

Gardner & Gibson

1862

4 ½” x 6”

1

4

PP279.15

Relief Station at Convalescent Camp, Alexandria, VA. U. S. Sanitary Commission

Gardner & Gibson

1862

4 ½” x 6”

1

4

PP279.16

Distributing Store House, Gettysburg, PA. July, 1863. U. S. Sanitary Commission.

Gardner & Gibson

1863

 4½” x 6”

1

4

PP279.17

Propeller “Elizabeth,” Store Boat of U. S. Sanitary Commission.

Gardner & Gibson

1862

4 ½” x 6”

1

4

PP279.18

Central Office of U. S. Sanitary Commission, 244 F Street, Washington, D.C.

Alexander Gardner

1862

4 ½” x 6”

1

4

PP279.19

Lodge No. 4, for Invalid Soldiers, U. S. Sanitary Commission, Washington.

Gardner & Gibson

1862

 4 ½” x 6”

1

4

PP279.20

Lodge No. 5, for Invalid Soldiers, U. S. Sanitary Commission, Washington.

Gardner & Gibson

1862

 4½”x 6”

1

4

PP279.21

The Home, U. S. Sanitary Commission, 374 North Capitol Street, Washington, D.C.

Gardner & Gibson

1862

 4½” x 6”

1

4

Series III

 

 

 

 

 

 

PP279.22

Central Office of U. S. Sanitary Commission, 244 F Street, Washington, D.C.

Alexander Gardner

1862

 9” x 7”

1

5

Series IV

 

 

 

 

 

 

PP279.23

Libby Prison During the War

Beverly Gray

ca.1861-1865

6½”x4¼”

1

6

 

 

 

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