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Beecher, Henry Ward (1813-1887) Standing view of the abolitionist Reverand

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05111.02.0138 Author/Creator: Beecher, Henry Ward (1813-1887) Place Written: Washington; New York Type: Photographs Date: 1860's ca. Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Imprint on recto "Revd. Henry Ward Beecher." Graphite inscription on verso "**Book." Photographers imprint on verso: "Published by E. Anthony 501 Broadway New York from Photographic Negative in Brady's National Portrait Gallery."


Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Keywords/Subjects: Religion, Abolition, Reform Movement, African American History, Slavery

Sub Era: The American Civil War