Cooper Shop Volunteer Refreshment Saloon was established in May 1861 for Union Volunteers in the United States. The Saloon was loacted at 1009 Otsego Street in. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Saloon was a volunteer relief agency that housing and sustenance for over 400,000 Union Volunteers. Merchants William M. Cooper started his saloon for Union troops who traveled through Philadelphia. The Cooper Saloon was in competition with other Saloons including the famous Union Saloon. The Saloons played an important role for a soldier's respite during the Civil War.
This autograph check reproduction would look great in a display of Civil War memorabilia.