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Paxson, Chas. "Our Protection. Rosa, Charley, Rebecca. Slave Children from New Orleans."

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC06391.38 Author/Creator: Paxson, Chas. Place Written: New York Type: Photograph Date: 1864 Pagination: carte de visite, 10.0 x 6.0 cm.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC06391.38 Author/Creator: Paxson, Chas. Place Written: New York Type: Photograph Date: 1864 Pagination: carte de visite, 10.0 x 6.0 cm.

Summary of Content: With printed identification on recto; imprint and copyright on verso.Portrait of three children wrapped in what appear to be flags. White mount

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Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: Enslaved Children of New OrleansEnslaved peopleAbolitionSlaveryAfrican American HistoryReform MovementChildren and FamilyAmerican FlagWomen's History

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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