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Sissman Studio Mary Harris

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09587.406 Author/Creator: Sissman Studio Place Written: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Type: Photograph Date: no date Pagination: 1 photograph : b&w. ; 13.7 x 8.7 cm.

A photograph of a young African American woman. She wears a long pearl necklace, glasses, a white lace dress, and stares seriously at the camera. On the reverse, "Mary Harris" is written. It is printed on postcard paper.

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