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Unknown T.E. Kelby Co. K 17th Texas Rn Cavalry [ambrotype] with eye-patch [cased]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05111.01.0490 Author/Creator: Unknown Place Written: [s.l.] Type: Photograph Date: Pagination: 1 ambrotype 9.2 x 8.1 cm

Summary of Content: Title from note on back. Half-length seated pose. The man wears an eye patch over right eye, has civilian dress and carries his gloves in his right pocket. The ambrotype has an unusual mat made of perforated bright green paper. A tag reads "11.2.A (HRS Conners)" Cased. 1/6 plate


Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: Civil WarCavalryTexasAmerican WestInjury or Wound

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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