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Unknown Mr. & Mrs. Geo. C. Potter. At Home

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03746.03.05 Author/Creator: Unknown Place Written: Oakland, California Type: Printed document Date: circa 27 March 1861 Pagination: 1 p. ; 18 x 11.5 cm.

Printed note stating that Mr. & Mrs. George C. Potter will be at home.

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