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Gardner's Photographic Sketchbook Seated view of trapper who gave elk-horn chair to Lincoln

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05111.02.0131 Author/Creator: Gardner's Photographic Sketchbook Place Written: Washington Type: Photograph Date: 1864/11/26 Pagination: 1 carte de visite 8.9 x 6.1 cm

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05111.02.0131 Author/Creator: Gardner's Photographic Sketchbook Place Written: Washington Type: Photograph Date: 1864/11/26 Pagination: 1 carte de visite 8.9 x 6.1 cm

Summary of Content: The California hunter and trapper is seated holding his rifle across his lap. Imprint on recto "Entered according to Act of Congress by . . ." Graphite inscription on verso "Seth Kinman." Photographers imprint on verso: "Alex. Gardner. Photographer to the Army of the Potomac. Galleries 511 Seventh Street and 332 Pennsylvania Av. Published by Philp & Solomons, Washington D.C."

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Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: PresidentGiftWildlifeFur TradeHome FurnishingsAmerican West

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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