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Brick building in Richmond, Va.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05111.01.0714 Author/Creator: Place Written: Richmond, Virginia Type: Photograph Date: Pagination: 1 photograph 10.2 x 11.4 cm

Summary of Content: A three-story brick building, partially obscured by trees, with a wooden fence behind a sidewalk on which a man sits. Inscription on verso: "Residence of J.C. Brecker Richmond, Va." Numerical Notation on verso: "41." Additional inscription on verso: "Ross Breckenridge 721-734 -residence."


Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: Civil WarMilitary HistoryUnion ForcesArchitectureConfederate States of America

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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