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Bust portrait of Ulysses S. Grant

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC04360.094 Author/Creator: Place Written: s.l. Type: Engraving Signed Date: Pagination:

Summary of Content: Bust portrait of Ulysses S. Grant, signed in purple ink. Imprint: "US Bureau Engraving & Printing"

People: Grant, Ulysses S., 1822-1885

Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: Union GeneralMilitary HistoryPresident

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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