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Unknown Presidential Seal

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC08878.0177 Author/Creator: Unknown Place Written: s.l. Type: Object Date: 1861-1877 Pagination: 1 p : color ; 16 x 16 cm.


Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877


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