» "A Record of the Metropolitan Fair: In Aid of the United States Sanitary Commission, Held at New York, in April, 1864". 261 pp with 8 original albumen prints on plates. Half canvas (edges rubbed upper spine torn). New York, Hurd and Houghton, 1867. The Metropolitan Fair was a public event organized in the Metropolitan City of New York by the United States Sanitary Commission to raise funds and supplies for the Union Army during the American Civil War, (from 1861 to 1865). The first Sanitary Fair was held in Chicago from October 27 to November 7, 1863. The first Metropolitan Fair was announced by the New York Times on January 1, 1864 and resulted in the largest Sanitary Fair ever which raised over a million of dollars for the Union cause. This photographically illustrated book, published shortly thereafter (1864), is a very rare and a valuable document of American culture. – Edges time-stained, some photos slightly faded, title page with library stamp, inner front cover with library label.