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Jackson, Rachel (fl. ca. 1824) Pendant miniature of Andrew Jackson's wife Rachel, attributed to Mary C. Strobel

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02793.019.02 Author/Creator: Jackson, Rachel (fl. ca. 1824) Place Written: s.l. Type: Painting Date: circa 1824. Pagination: 1 pendant 9 x 5.5 cm

Summary of Content: Oval watercolor miniature on ivory, accompanying letter, preserved by the descendants of Mary Eastin Polk, said to have painted by Mary Catherine Strobel. Published in Jackson papers, vol. 4

People: Jackson, Andrew, 1767-1845
Jackson, Rachel, 1767-1828

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: First LadyWomen's HistoryPresidentArt, Music, Theater, and FilmWoman Author

Sub Era: The First Age of Reform

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