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Unknown Contemporary reproduction of an 1860 photograph

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05111.02.0051 Author/Creator: Unknown Place Written: s.l. Type: Photograph Date: 1860 ca. Pagination: 1 carte de visite 9.7 x 6 cm

Summary of Content: Photomechanical reproduction of an 1860 photograph. Imprint on recto "Mrs. Lincoln." Graphite inscription on verso "CDV-12" and "12."

People: Lincoln, Mary Todd, 1818-1882

Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: PhotographyFirst LadyWomen's History

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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