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Elias Dexter [Jefferson Davis]

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01442.04 Author/Creator: Elias Dexter Place Written: New York Type: Photographs Date: 1861 ca. Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Carte-de-visite size vignette engraved portrait of Jefferson Davis.

People: Davis, Jefferson, 1808-1889.

Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Keywords/Subjects: Confederate General or Leader, Art, Music, Theater, and Film

Sub Era: The American Civil War