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White House, former residence of Custis Washington

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05111.01.0914 Author/Creator: Place Written: [s.l.] Type: Photograph Date: Pagination: 1 photograph 9.8 x 12.4 cm

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05111.01.0914 Author/Creator: Place Written: [s.l.] Type: Photograph Date: Pagination: 1 photograph 9.8 x 12.4 cm

Summary of Content: Inscription on verso: "Houses in Cities, Towns and Country. White House, formerly residence of Custis Washington." Numeric notation on verso: "156(99)."

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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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