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Chase, Salmon P. (Salmon Portland) (1808-1873) Carte de visite bust portrait by R.W. Addis, McClees Gallery

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05604.03 Author/Creator: Chase, Salmon P. (Salmon Portland) (1808-1873) Place Written: Washington D.C. Type: Photograph signed Date: 1861 ca. Pagination: 1 carte de visite 10 x 6 cm

Vignette bust portrait with Chase facing slightly to the right. With signature beneath image. Chase's hair appears to have been retouched with graphite.


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