The Fairs of the era served two purposes: to raise money and to raise morale.
An Appeal to Minnesota
The Northwest Sanitary Fair requests help from citizens of the North Star State.
"The Cloud with the Silver Lining"
Mary Prescott's story about a young girl who learns the frivolity of Sanitary Fairs and the joy of giving.
The San Francisco Fair
Young reporter Samuel Clemens visits a Christian Commission Fair in the Golden State.