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East Parlor, Dunlop House, Petersburg [split stereocard]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05111.01.1202 Author/Creator: Place Written: Petersburg, Virginia Type: Photograph Date: Pagination: 1 photograph 8.9 x 8.9 cm

Summary of Content: The image shows the damage caused by an explosion of a shell in the near the East Parlor of the Dunlop House. Graphite inscription on verso: "East Parlor Dunlop House Petersburg Shell Effect." Numeric notation on verso: "42."


Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: Civil WarMilitary HistoryUnion ForcesArchitectureWartime Pillaging and DestructionBattleBattle of PetersburgConfederate States of America

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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