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Vivandiere woman wearing infantry hat and long dress, standing full-length portrait

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05111.02.1048 Author/Creator: Place Written: s.l. Type: Photographs Date: Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Graphite inscription on verso "Vivandierre 12th Regt." Photographers imprint on verso: "Brady's National Photographic Galleries. No. 352 Pennsylvania Av. Washington, D.C. & Broadway & Tenth Street, New York."


Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Keywords/Subjects: Civil War, Military History, Union Forces, Women's History, Uniforms

Sub Era: The American Civil War