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Brady, Mathew B. (ca. 1823-1896) Carte-de-visite of Mary Todd Lincoln

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09192.06 Author/Creator: Brady, Mathew B. (ca. 1823-1896) Place Written: Washington D.C. Type: Photograph Date: November 1861 Pagination: 1 carte de visite ; 10.2 x 6.2 cm.

Summary of Content: Brady imprint on verso. Full length bust portrait. Wearing a white pattern dress.

People: Brady, Mathew B., 1823-1896
Lincoln, Mary Todd, 1818-1882

Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: First LadyWomen's History

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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