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Unknown Group of 7 sailors from the U.S.S. "Viking" [tintype]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05111.01.0499 Author/Creator: Unknown Place Written: [s.l.] Type: Photograph Date: Pagination: 1 tintype 9.7 x 6.8 cm

Summary of Content: The sailors pose with an American flag and another flag. Six of the men wear dark uniforms with white trim and large stars on the collars. The seventh man, standing between the two flags, wears a light shirt with dark pants. His shirt has white trim. His belt buckle reads "V."


Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: Civil WarMilitary HistoryUnion ForcesNavyAmerican FlagUniforms

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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