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Perine, George Edward (1837-1885) Engraving of Benson John Lossing.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02453.65 Author/Creator: Perine, George Edward (1837-1885) Place Written: s.l. Type: Print Date: circa 1885 Pagination: 1 engraving : b&w ; 25.2 x 18.

Adhered to scrapbook mount with biographical sketch adhered to lower right. From Lossing's book, History of New York City. "Drawn by J.L. Giles, N.Y."

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