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Abbott (fl. 1860-1880) Half length seated carte de visite portrait of woman in black dress

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00241.11 Author/Creator: Abbott (fl. 1860-1880) Place Written: Little Falls, New York Type: Photographs Date: [n.d.] Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Imprint of Abbott, Little Falls, N.Y., on verso. Photograph is either heavily retouched or from a lithograph.

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Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Keywords/Subjects: Women's History

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