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Gardner, Alexander (1821-1882) "What do I want, John Henry?"

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05111.01.0101 Author/Creator: Gardner, Alexander (1821-1882) Place Written: Warrenton, Virginia Type: Photograph Date: November 1862 Pagination: 1 albumen print ; 25.3 x 20.7 cm.

A photographic print of three Union officers and two civilians in front of two large tents. Title from Gardner's Sketchbook No. 27 which reproduces this image with a text concerning "John Henry" [a former slave noted for his intelligence] and "Captain H--," quartermaster at headquarters. This famous image shows a young black man waiting on a white Union captain. Labeled "2076" on negative.

Information about this photograph available on the Library of Congress website at https://www.loc.gov/resource/ppmsca.12834/?sp=62.

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