The General boardinghouse card, between 1864 and 1867

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Title

The General boardinghouse card, between 1864 and 1867

Description

The General boardinghouse card. Dated between 1864 and 1867. This patriotic business card for Caroline Rogers’ boardinghouse, “The General,” most likely served as an advertisement to soldiers and the family members of wounded Union soldiers who were housed at the nearby Soldiers' Depôt at 50-52 Howard Street. Rogers’ boardinghouse was established in 1864, the year after the Soldiers' Depôt was organized, and resided on Howard Street until sometime in 1866 or 1867, shortly after the Soldiers' Depôt closed.

Source

Collection of the Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library, Lexington, Massachusetts. USM 300.006

Date

between 1864 and 1867

Rights

This image is presented for research and educational purposes only, and may not be distributed or re-published without permission from the Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library.

Language

English

Identifier

A2018/029/016

Is Part Of

Carl E. Wahlstrom ephemera collection.

Extent

1 item (2 pages) ; 4 x 8 cm.

Provenance

Gift of Estate of Carl Wahlstrom

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Citation

Rogers, Caroline, “The General boardinghouse card, between 1864 and 1867,” digitalVGW, accessed August 7, 2020, https://digitalvgw.omeka.net/items/show/1141.