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Unknown Unidentified sailor, 1/2 length portrait [tintype]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05111.01.0501 Author/Creator: Unknown Place Written: [s.l.] Type: Photograph Date: Pagination: 1 tintype 10 x 6.2 cm

Summary of Content: The sailor wears the same uniform as the sailors in # 499. His uniform has large stars on the collar and a star above his top button. as paper CDV-style amt

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Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: Civil WarMilitary HistoryNavy

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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