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Unknown Ambrotype of Tillotson family

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC04558.207 Author/Creator: Unknown Place Written: Greene, New York Type: Photographs Date: [1862] Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Ambrotype of Mrs. Tillotson, Leon, Georgina (age 6) and Lucy (age 3) in a wooden case.

People: Tillotson, George W.

Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Keywords/Subjects: Civil War, Children and Family, Women's History

Sub Era: The American Civil War