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Lincoln, Abraham (1809-1865) Front view of the White House

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05111.02.0038 Author/Creator: Lincoln, Abraham (1809-1865) Place Written: Washington D.C. Type: Photograph Date: 1860's ca. Pagination: 1 carte de visite 5.9 x 9.6 cm

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05111.02.0038 Author/Creator: Lincoln, Abraham (1809-1865) Place Written: Washington D.C. Type: Photograph Date: 1860's ca. Pagination: 1 carte de visite 5.9 x 9.6 cm

Summary of Content: Photographers imprint on verso: "Brady's Album Gallery. No. 14. South Front of White House, Washington. The Photographs of this series were taken directly from nature, at considerable cost. Warning is therefore given that legal proceedings will be at once instituted against any party infringing against the copyright."

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Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: PresidentWashington, D.C.Civil WarMilitary HistoryWhite HouseGovernment and CivicsLawPhotography

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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