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A. Pattiani, Photographer As colonel, standing 3/4 length Napoleonic pose with officer's hat in hand

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05111.02.0914 Author/Creator: A. Pattiani, Photographer Place Written: s.l. Type: Photographs Date: Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Ink inscription on verso "For Mrs. Beaker with compliments John S. Lord." Photographers imprint on verso: "A. Pattiani, Photographer No 75 Lake Street, Chicago, Ill." Includes collateral obituary for John Lord from unidentified newspaper. Collateral in Size 1.

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Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Keywords/Subjects: Women's History

Sub Era: The American Civil War