Pittsburgh: Joseph Horne and Co. 1894. Cord-bound. This souvenir advertising booklet is approximately 6.5” x 4.5”. Nine leaves plus cover; eight leaves of light cardstock; one of paper. Heavier card stock cover. Original gold binding cord is present. In excellent shape with only some light war and soiling. Very good. Item #008675
This advertising souvenir was issued by the Joseph Horne Company in conjunction with the 28th Encampment of the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR), the principal veteran organization for soldiers who served in the Union Army during the Civil War. The 28th Encampment was held in Pittsburgh. The booklet had been previously issued in a slightly different format by Obpacher Brothers of Munich and New York. The cardstock leaves contain six chromolithograph camp scenes with corresponding song lyrics (Battle Hymn of the Republic, Tenting Tonight on the Old Camp-grounds, Rally ‘Round the Flag Boys, Tramp Tramp Tramp, Marching Through Georgia, and When Johnny Comes Marching Home) printed in sepia, four pages of advertising for the Joseph Horne department store of Pittsburgh, and one color chart identifying Union Corps badges. One of the advertising pages is illustrated with an image of the department store, and one shows an illustration of a commemorative spoon Horne sold for the encampment.