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Unknown John C. Howard, A. M. Mate, U.S.N. [tintype]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05111.01.0504 Author/Creator: Unknown Place Written: [s.l.] Type: Photograph Date: Pagination: 1 tintype 10.1 x 6 cm

Summary of Content: 1/2 length portrait of a naval officer in uniform. Decorative blue oval border printed on the mount around the image.

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Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: Civil WarMilitary HistoryUnion ForcesNavy

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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