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Abbot, J.H. and J.L. 3/4 length seated carte de visite portrait in jacket with gold badge on breast

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00241.15 Author/Creator: Abbot, J.H. and J.L. Place Written: Albany, New York Type: Photographs Date: [n.d.] Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Imprint of J.H. & J.L. Abbott, Albany, N.Y., on verso. Ink inscription by Bing on verso: "Mr. Conrad Bing, dieses Bild andenken g[illegible] wann er ist in der [illegible]."

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Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

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