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Carte de visite, unidentified corporal, standing 3/4 length portrait

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05111.02.1279 Author/Creator: Place Written: s.l. Type: Photograph Date: Pagination: 1 carte de visite

Summary of Content: Image of an Image. Subject is wearing a forage hat and is standing in front of a painted scene with an American flag. Photographers imprint on verso: "Scholfield Photographer, Westerly, R.I."

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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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