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Brady, Mathew B. (ca. 1823-1896) Mrs. Lincoln in white gown, vignette bust portrait

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05111.02.0055 Author/Creator: Brady, Mathew B. (ca. 1823-1896) Place Written: Washington; New York Type: Photograph Date: 1862 ca. Pagination: 1 carte de visite 10 x 6.1 cm

Summary of Content: Ink inscription on label on recto "Mrs. Lincoln" covering imprint "Brady New York." Graphite notation on verso "Mrs. Lincoln." Photographers imprint on verso: "Brady's National Photographic Portrait Galleries Broadway & Tenth St. New York & No. 352 Pennsylvania Av. Washington D.C."

People: Lincoln, Mary Todd, 1818-1882
Brady, Mathew B., 1823-1896

Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: First LadyWomen's History

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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