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Unknown Photo by the the fireplace

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC08284.159 Author/Creator: Unknown Place Written: s.l. Type: Photograph Date: 1861-1877 Pagination: 1 photo : B&W ; 18.8 x 13.7 cm.

A desk, a small couch and two chairs are featured.

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