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Unknown [18th century military drawing of a soldier in uniform]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01450.071 Author/Creator: Unknown Place Written: s.l. Type: Sketch Date: circa 1770-1780 Pagination: 1 p. ; 15.5 x 10 cm.

Summary of Content: Full body ink sketch of soldier in uniform holding a sword. Not signed or dated.

Background Information: Conn. Head Great (?)


Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: Military HistoryWeaponryArt, Music, Theater, and Film

Sub Era: Road to Revolution

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