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J.T. Reading & Co. [carte de visite, street scene]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05136.22 Author/Creator: J.T. Reading & Co. Place Written: Savannah, Georgia Type: Photograph Date: no date Pagination: 1 carte de visite ; 7.2 x 10.8 cm.

Summary of Content: White mount. Street scene with mourning bunting on flag pole and several African Americans gathered in the street. Two signs below the flag read "Republican. Lincoln Lives." And "Union & Liberty," respectively.

People: Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865
Brady, Mathew B., 1823-1896

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: PhotographyRepublican PartyGovernment and CivicsCivil WarPresidentLincoln AssassinationAssassinationsAmerican FlagAfrican American HistoryDeathUnion Forces

Sub Era: Age of Jackson

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