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Barton, Clara (1821-1912) Clara Barton

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05143 Author/Creator: Barton, Clara (1821-1912) Place Written: s.l. Type: Photograph signed Date: 1875 ca. Pagination: 1 carte de visite ; 10.1 x 6 cm.

Half-bust portrait showing Barton wearing medals. With note on back (apparently in her handwriting): "I have had some old time pictures brought down to convenient size for letters. Will you kindly accept." Pencil note of a previous owner: "t[aken] @ 1877." F.H. Meserve stamp on verso.

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