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Brady, Mathew B. (ca. 1823-1896) Carte de visite of Jefferson Davis, standing (republished Anthony from Brady)

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC08485 Author/Creator: Brady, Mathew B. (ca. 1823-1896) Place Written: New York Type: Photograph Date: 1861 ca. Pagination: 1 carte de visite ; 10 x 6.2 cm. Order a Copy

Half-length portrait of Jefferson Davis posed standing.

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