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Barnard, George N. (1819-1902) Savanah, Ga. No. 2, photo from nature by G.N. Barnard

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05111.01.0455 Author/Creator: Barnard, George N. (1819-1902) Place Written: Savannah, Georgia Type: Photograph Date: circa 1864 Pagination: 1 albumen : b&w ; 41.0 x 50.6 cm.

Page removed from the album "Photographic Views of the Sherman Campaign." Image of the Savannah waterfront, where several sailing vessels are parked. Signs of several businesses are visible on nearby buildings, including: "R.A. Allen & Son," "New York SideWheel SteamShip Office," "E. A. Soullard," "Claghorn & Cunningham: Groceries and Shipchandlery," among others. The sky has been double-printed.

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