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Snell, W. [John Wilkes Booth, carte de visite, seated, half length view]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05136.25 Author/Creator: Snell, W. Place Written: Salem, Massachusetts Type: Photograph Date: no date Pagination: 1 carte de visite ; 11.2 x 7.2 cm.

White mount with gold border. Seated, half-length view of John Wilkes Booth holding riding crop.

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