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Sheldon, J. (fl. 1861) Departure of the Lynn Light Infantry for the Defense of Washington

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05508.273 Author/Creator: Sheldon, J. (fl. 1861) Place Written: Boston, Massachusetts Type: Print Date: 16 April 1861 Pagination: 1 lithograph : col. ; 32.8 x 35.6 cm.

Summary of Content: Color lithograph by artist J. Sheldon, lithographed by J.H. Bufford's Company at 260 Washington Street, Boston. Shows regiment in red beefeaters style uniform marching toward viewer. A three story stone building in a salmon color dominates the left side of the image, while smaller wooden frame houses are seen in the fore and backgrounds. Civilians gather in the foreground and in building windows to see the troops off, including a black boy playing a drum in the lower right corner of the image. Girl at the center of the image carries a rolling hoop. Verso has note in pencil that says "Collateral to GLC05508.137 Jul. Ward Howe" -- as this image depicts her house.


Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: Washington, D.C.African American HistoryCivil WarMilitary HistoryChildren and FamilySports and GamesMusicWomen's HistoryUnion Forces

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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