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Jackson, William Hicks (1835-1903) Grand Lake

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02436.03 Author/Creator: Jackson, William Hicks (1835-1903) Place Written: [Washington] Type: Photograph Date: 1880-1895 Pagination: 1 photo ; 28 x 35.5 cm.

Summary of Content: Grand Lake, attributed to number 67. Photo of lake with mountains in the background. With gilded edges.


Historical Era: Rise of Industrial America, 1877-1900

Subjects: American WestGeography and Natural HistoryArt, Music, Theater, and Film

Sub Era: Development of the West

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