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Red Gall

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05111.01.0940 Author/Creator: Place Written: [s.l.] Type: Photograph Date: Pagination: 1 photograph 12.1 x 9.5 cm

Summary of Content: Image of a man posing with his cheek resting on his right fist, and his right elbow resting on his right knee. His left hand is resting on his left thigh. There are penciled in completions of those sections of his arms which have been cropped from the image. Inscription on verso: "'Red Gall' (The Great South)."


Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: Civil WarConfederate States of America

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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