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Posters are printed on 17”x22” 100% cotton paper archival matte paper, using archival inks. The actual image size varies, depending on the artwork.
Creator: Lenhart, George S., artist.
44th National Encampment: Atlantic City Sep. 19th to 24th 1910
This image was created by George S. Lenhart, Secretary-Director of the Atlantic City Publicity Bureau, in commemoration of the 44th National Grand Army of the Republic Encampment held in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
September 19-24, 1910, Atlantic City was home to the 44th National GAR Encampment. This encampment was a Union Civil War Veteran’s organization which had in attendance 30,000 people, 18,000 of which were veterans, many of whom voyaged from across the nation. All branches of the military were represented and 40 of the 250 living Medal of Honor recipients were present. The days of the gathering were marked by elaborate decoration, celebration, and parades.
Lenhart depicts Samuel R. Van Sant, Commander in Chief of the Grand Army of the Republic, gazing down upon his troops from a balcony. A scene of Appomattox and the McLean House can be seen faintly in the sky. An impressive column of members stretches upwards, emphasizing both the excessive amount of veterans in attendance as well as the success of the Encampment held at Atlantic City. The first three rows of the column feature detailed representations of individuals such as Louis Wagner, Samuel S. Burdett, and Thaddeus S. Clarkson.