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Whipple, John Adams "The late residence of President Lincoln"

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05136.21 Author/Creator: Whipple, John Adams Place Written: Springfield, Illinois Type: Photograph Date: no date Pagination: 1 carte de visite ; 7.4 x 10.5 cm.

Summary of Content: White mount. "Home of Abraham Lincoln" penciled on recto. View showing the front and side of the Lincoln home in Springfield. Lincoln and his two sons are standing on the front porch of the house. Two additional male figures in the foreground have not been identified. [O-38].

People: Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865
Brady, Mathew B., 1823-1896

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: PhotographyCivil WarPresidentArchitectureChildren and Family

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