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Ruins of Old Brick Church at Hampton, Virginia [stereoview]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05111.01.0895 Author/Creator: Place Written: Hampton, Virginia Type: Photograph Date: Pagination: 1 stereocard 9.8 x 22.2 cm

A stereoview (perhaps made up to be mounted on cardstock) of the ruins of the brick church at Hampton, Virginia. A leafless tree stands sentinel over the ruins of the church. Inscription on verso: "Ruins of Old Brick Church Hampton Va." Numeric notation on verso: "131."

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