Guide to Women's Societies in Missouri

Articles in the Missouri Historical Review

MHR Cover January 2001

Missouri Historical Review 95, no. 2, January 2001. Cover Description: In 1864 the Western Sanitary Commission, which provided aid to soldiers, their families, and refugees in the Trans-Mississippi and Western theaters of the Civil War, staged the Mississippi Valley Sanitary Fair in St. Louis to raise funds for their operations. One of the most popular attractions was the Delphic Oracle, a fortune teller's booth, pictured in this cover.