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Lincoln, Abraham (1809-1865) Abraham Lincoln and George Washington on patriotic card

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05111.02.0031 Author/Creator: Lincoln, Abraham (1809-1865) Place Written: s.l. Type: Photograph signed Date: Pagination: 1 carte de visite 10.1 x 6.1 cm

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05111.02.0031 Author/Creator: Lincoln, Abraham (1809-1865) Place Written: s.l. Type: Photograph signed Date: Pagination: 1 carte de visite 10.1 x 6.1 cm

Summary of Content: Small cameo sized albumen prints of Abraham Lincoln and George Washington appear side by side in ovals decorated with stars. The Union shield appears below the photographs. An American eagle holding a scroll perches over two American flags above the photographs. The decorations on the mount are embossed.

People: Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865
Washington, George, 1732-1799

Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: PresidentGovernment and CivicsAmerican Symbols and SealsAmerican FlagLincoln AssassinationAssassinationsDeath

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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