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Fawx, Egbert Guy Falles [sic] Church in VA

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05111.01.0069 Author/Creator: Fawx, Egbert Guy Place Written: Falls Church, Virginia Type: Photograph Date: Pagination: 1 albumen print ; 25.4 x 30.4 cm.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05111.01.0069 Author/Creator: Fawx, Egbert Guy Place Written: Falls Church, Virginia Type: Photograph Date: Pagination: 1 albumen print ; 25.4 x 30.4 cm.

Summary of Content: A print of a photograph of a two-story brick building. Union officers posed on horses in front of Falls Church, VA where George Washington once worshipped. It was a favorite tourist site for soldiers passing through. On the inside of the church's walls, soldiers often wrote down their names and units. It became a catalogue of sorts for Union regiments passing by. Title from graphite inscription below photograph: "Falles [sic] Church in va." "Falls Church" is written below that. Print is in an oval shape on a rectangular sheet of albumen.

Background Information: Library of Congress has a copy but no further information on date photograph was taken, see https://www.loc.gov/item/2014645752/.

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Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: Civil WarMilitary HistoryUnion ForcesArchitectureReligionPresident

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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