Thursday, March 18, 2010

What are you doing today?

I am going to the Brooklyn Museum to see "Healing the Wounds of War: The Brooklyn Sanitary Fair of 1864."
From their website: "Healing the Wounds of War: The Brooklyn Sanitary Fair of 1864 presents a selection of artworks and historical objects celebrating the contributions of women to the Sanitary Movement during the Civil War (1861–65). The focal point of the exhibition is a rare doll from the Brooklyn Museum’s collection that was sold at the Brooklyn Sanitary Fair, along with its elaborate wardrobe made by a dressmaker named Eliza Lefferts. Additional highlights of the exhibition include engravings by Winslow Homer and others illustrating the role of women during wartime (see illustration above) and a rare autograph book compiled by the prominent Brooklynite Gertrude Lefferts Vanderbilt on loan from the Brooklyn Historical Society."

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