Print, Photographic
1890 Approximate
G.A.R. Picnic Crowd in New Richland Central Park. Material: paper. Size: 3 1/2" x 5". Description: men in suits, women in long white gowns and large hats stand facing the Central Park band shell pavilion on a summer day; United States flag is mounted on pavilion and several people are inside the pavilion; railroad track in background; a celebration in remembrance of the Grand Army of the Republic and the men who fought in the Civil War.
G.A.R. was a fraternal organization composed of veterans of the Union Army, US Navy, Marines and Revenue Cutter Service who served in the American Civil War. Founded in 1866 in Decatur, Illinois, it was dissolved in 1956 when its last member died.