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Gardner, Alexander, 1821-1882 Office of Sanitary Commission, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05111.01.1125 Author/Creator: Gardner, Alexander, 1821-1882 Place Written: Gettysburg, Pennsylvania Type: Photograph Date: circa 1861-1865 Pagination: 1 photograph 9.5 x 11.4 cm Order a Copy

The image shows a three story brick buliding. Many people are clustered outside the entrance and many boxes are stacked along its side. Inscription on verso: "Gettysburg Office of Sanitary Commission." Additional inscription on verso: "Ordway Gardner Coll" "not this" "1st day." Numeric notations on verso: "238" and "VII."

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