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Bachelder, John B. [watercolor. panoramic view of #28 showing American flag and outbuildings]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02673.29 Author/Creator: Bachelder, John B. Place Written: s.l. Type: Sketch Date: no date Pagination: 1 art original : watercolor; 14.4 x 22.6 cm.

Summary of Content: Hall & Spaulding. note on verso. Frontier flavor

Background Information: Bachelder was an artist, historian, and printmaker fascinated with the Battle of Gettysburg. He was selected by Congress to be the battle's official historian.

People: Bachelder, John Badger, 1825-1894

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: Art, Music, Theater, and FilmArchitectureArchitectureAmerican Flag

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