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A. A. Turner, Photographer Salt print, full-length portrait, Nathaniel Lyon in uniform, by A. A. Turner, with carte

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC06447 Author/Creator: A. A. Turner, Photographer Place Written: New York Type: Photograph signed Date: 1861 May 17 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Signed on mount. Handsome image. Accompanied by a carte de visite of the same image, retouched to remove the posing stand (near Lyons' right foot). A. A. Turner, photographer. Carte by D. Appleton.


Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Keywords/Subjects: Civil War, Military History, Union General, Union Forces

Sub Era: The American Civil War