Scrapbook 1938 Gettysburg Blue And Gray 75th Reunion Book, Photos, Diary, Etc
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Scrapbook 1938 Gettysburg Blue And Gray 75th Reunion Book, Photos, Diary, Etc:
This is truly a find for the Civil War collector. The 75th anniversary of Gettysburg in June - July, 1938 is documented by William Glasgow, the "attendant" of Colonel Albert C Estabrook, the department commander ofMichigan Grand Army of the Republic, of the Civil War Gettysburg battle. The US government provided an attendant for each remaining soldier who served in the Civil War. This incredible scrapbook includes the following:
Cover, "visit Gettysburg 75th" first page, letter by the Federal Commission dated June 2, 1938 concerning the ticket delivery to veterans signed by Wilbur S. Elliott, Transportation Officer, the original Return Railroad and Pullman Ticket envelope with the name of Albert Estabrook written in ink, a record of the breakfast choices served on the Pennsylvania Railroad (at a cost of 65 cents), the original Pullman ticket stubs for both men, a photo (from a flyer) of the 20th Century Limited train taken to Gettysburg, two maps indicating the route from Chicago to Buffalo, and then Buffalo to Gettysburg, the hand typed Central Passenger Association 8 1/2 x 11 inch paper indicating the route and schedule of the two trains, the 75th Anniversary program which has been divided and pasted on two pages as seen in 6, a map of the borough of Gettysburg, a page from a magazine showing a civil war soldier, dead bodies and grave markers, 22 pages of pristine newspaper clippings filled with descriptions, stories, and photos of the reunion, ad for taking home a commemorative coin souvenir of the event (photo 9), 10 scrap book pages filled with colored post cards and descriptions by each one, (I counted 29 post cards plus colored thinner papered colored pictures of artist's renderings of the battles and armies (I counted about 8-9 some with images on both sides),14 black and white photos of William Glasgow and Colonel Estabrook, a black and white flyer of July 4 Gettysburg account of the event, a July 10, 1938 Grand Rapids Press clipping entitled "Gettysburg returns to normal calm as veteran's reunion ends", and ending with the Gettysburg program which is in fabulous condition as is has been pressed to the back of this scrapbook since 1938. The program is about 18 pages and shows many US Presidents and officials who helped to make Gettysburg reunion possible.
To top it off, William Glasgow has typed an 8 page letter describing the journey and the reunion and an account of what went on day by day. The final 9th page is a 16 line poem but no author is mentioned. The letter is in pristine condition and is on a nice American Envelope Company Chicago Bond paper.
Also part of this fabulous collection is a two page typed "Facts from Civil War Veterans" question and answer sheet that was probably a form the reunion committee was hoping would be turned in after the event. There is also an original little US Flag collected at the event. See the last photo.
The scrap book itself is in great condition but the first four pages have come loose from the binding. All the rest of the approximate 30 pages are attached. Front and back cover are in great condition and appear to be embossed leather and I think were sold at the reunion as "Gettysburg" is on the cover as seen in photo one. The brass fasteners are intact. The actual book measures 12 1/4 x 14 1/2 inches.
Check out my other listing for an original "All Roads Lead to Gettysburg" poster, 75th Anniversary reunion. It was a part of this man's souvenir but is listed as a separate offering.
Please ask all questions prior to offerding. I am not going to consider a "Buy it Now" price as this is a rare find and is offered at the time of the 150th Gettysburg anniversary. Shipping will be USPS Priority with insurance added. Please wait to be invoiced at sale end.International buyers are welcome but I will ship the cheapest way possible which is generally USPS International mail. I don't figure postage to destinations abroad. Thanks for looking. On Jun-25-13 at 04:27:40 PDT, seller added the following information:
Check out my newly listed Gettysburg Times Newspaper from the 75th reunion and two other Civil War newspaper listings!