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Gardner, Alexander (1821-1882) Brick plantation house in woods

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05111.01.1127 Author/Creator: Gardner, Alexander (1821-1882) Place Written: [s.l.] Type: Photograph Date: Pagination: 1 photograph 9.8 x 10.2 cm

Summary of Content: A brick plantation house in the woods with a clapboard addition in the rear. A man stands by the front steps. Part of a tent is visible in the foreground. Inscription on verso: "From Genl Ordway Gardner negatives." Numeric notations on verso: "299" and "II."


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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