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Steven's House in Centreville, Virginia.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05111.01.0720 Author/Creator: Place Written: Centreville, Virginia Type: Photograph Date: Pagination: 1 photograph 10.2 x 10.2 cm

Summary of Content: Inscription on verso: "Mrs Stevens' House Centreville, Va." Numerical Notation on verso: "155." One black boy stands with a black man looking away from the camera in front of the house. Another black man stands on the porch. See GLC 5111.01.0721


Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: Civil WarMilitary HistoryUnion ForcesWomen's HistoryConfederate States of AmericaArchitectureAfrican American HistorySlaveryFreemenConfederate General or Leader

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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