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Sartain, John (1808-1897) [Engraving of Stephen Arnold Douglas]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03142.02 Author/Creator: Sartain, John (1808-1897) Place Written: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Type: Engraving Date: circa 1850 Pagination: 1 engraving : b&w ; 21.6 x 16.7 cm.

Summary of Content: Published by R.R. Landon, Chicago, Illinois. Engraving of Stephen A. Douglas, a lawyer and Senator from Illinois.

People: Sartain, John, 1808-1897
Douglas, Stephen Arnold, 1813-1861

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: American StatesmenArt, Music, Theater, and Film

Sub Era: Age of Jackson

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