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Unidentified soldier, seated full-length portrait

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05111.02.1213 Author/Creator: Place Written: s.l. Type: Photograph Date: Pagination: 1 carte de visite 9.9 x 6.1 cm

Summary of Content: Subject has legs crossed, hat on knee. In the background is a painted scene with an A-frame tent, wagon wheel and American flag. Photographers imprint on verso: "Reeve & Watts Photographers, No. 57 High St., Over Post Office, Columbus, O. Duplicates of this Picture can be had at any time."

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Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: Civil WarMilitary HistoryUnion ForcesAmerican Flag

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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