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Schile, H. (fl. 1874) [Central Park scene of mother with two children]

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC07458 Author/Creator: Schile, H. (fl. 1874) Place Written: New York, New York Type: Print Date: circa 1874 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Large colored image, depicting a young mother, with her girl in a cart drawn by a goat, while the boy holds the goat. A bridge spans water in background. Elaborately colored, with a black border.

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Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

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

Sub Era: Reconstruction