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    Cincinnati, OH- The Great Western Sanitary Fair-Certificates of Contribution $1; $3; $5; $10 Wolka Unlisted
    These are four very interesting association items. The Great Western Sanitary Fair was held from Dec. 21, 1863 to Jan. 4, 1864 in Cincinnati. Its purpose was to raise money to help sick and wounded soldiers during the Civil War. The fair was purportedly successful and made hundreds of thousands of dollars. When a person made a donation, they would be given one of these certificates. The $1 has a picture of General Rosecrans, the President of the fair and the statue "Freedom" that adorns the top of the capitol. All of the certificates are signed by Gen'l Rosecrans and the secretary of the fair. All are in Crisp Uncirculated condition. There are two known of each denomination.
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