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Wendt [Major and Mrs. Ray]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02912.02.02.03 Author/Creator: Wendt Place Written: New York Type: Photograph Date: 1891 ca. Pagination: 1 cabinet card ; 17 x 11 cm.

Summary of Content: Cabinet card portrait of Major and Mrs. Ray, one king and queen of [illegible] World. Major is 37 years old, stands 36 inches, and weights 38 pounds. Mrs. Ray is 26, stands 38 inches, and weighs 39 pounds. They were married in Yates Center, Kansas, Feb 6, 1891.

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Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: CircusHealth and MedicalKansas

Sub Era: Reconstruction

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