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A. A. Harvey Photographer William A. Custes, in uniform rank obscured, vignette bust portrait

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05111.02.1244 Author/Creator: A. A. Harvey Photographer Place Written: s.l. Type: Photographs Date: Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Ink inscription on recto "Yours Truly Wm. A. Custes Co 'B' 46th Ind. V." Graphite inscription on verso "Sallie Horn" "S130" "Wm A Custes 46th Ind Co B." Photographers imprint on verso: "Mrs. A. A. Harvey Photographer, No. 72 Broadway, Logansport, Ind." Cancelled orange two-cent tax stamp on verso.


Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

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

Sub Era: The American Civil War