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Portrait vignette of General Joseph E. Johnston CSA [cabinet card]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05111.01.1355 Author/Creator: Place Written: [Washington, D.C.] Type: Photograph Date: Pagination: 1 photograph 16.5 x 10.8 cm

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05111.01.1355 Author/Creator: Place Written: [Washington, D.C.] Type: Photograph Date: Pagination: 1 photograph 16.5 x 10.8 cm

The image shows a vignetted photo of Confederate General Joseph E. Johnston. He is wearing a suit and looking directly at the camera. Inscriptions on recto: "Photo on wood 1 1/2 Col but don't engrave until ordener 2 3/4 in" and " C. M. Bell, Washington, D.C." Inscriptions on verso: "Genl Jos. E. Johnston" and " C.M. Bell Artist 459, 461, 463 & 465 Penn Avenue. Washington, D.C. Negatives preserved."

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