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Paxson, Charles (fl. 1864) Learning is wealth. Wilson, Charley, Rebecca, and Rosa

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC08475 Author/Creator: Paxson, Charles (fl. 1864) Place Written: New York Type: Photograph Date: 1864 Pagination: 1 carte de visite ; 9.4 x 6.1 cm.

Subtitled "Wilson, Charles, Rebecca and Rosa. Slaves from New Orleans." Shows an older black man reading with three fair-skinned slave children. No. 6. Published by Charles Paxson, NY. Trimmed. (Other cartes in this series appear in the Brady album of cartes de visite, GLC04609.)

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