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Plastic pin of "Gen. U. S. Grant"

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC04360.047 Author/Creator: Place Written: s.l. Type: Object Date: Pagination:

Summary of Content: Plastic pin of "Gen. U. S. Grant" featuring portrait of Grant. Small bunch of artificial purple flowers attached to the pin. [Originally in the envelope with carte de visites # 92-97.]

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Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: Union GeneralPresident

Sub Era: Reconstruction

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