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Unknown Carte de visite of Ulysses S. Grant

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05111.02.0402 Author/Creator: Unknown Place Written: s.l. Type: Photograph Date: [1840's ca.] Pagination: 1 carte de visite 8.1 x 6.1 cm

Summary of Content: Image of a young Grant in civilian clothes. Photograph of a photograph. Mounted on cloth. Ink detailing on collar. Graphite inscription on verso "S.S. [struck: put this] U.S. Grant."


Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: Civil WarMilitary HistoryUnion ForcesUnion GeneralPresident

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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