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Engraving: Fishing boats along shore. Reverse side, light sketch of person's head and scribbling

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC06343.334 Author/Creator: Place Written: [Normandy, France] Type: Engraving Date: [n.d.] Pagination: 1 p. 18.8 cm x 25.5 cm

Summary of Content: "Besquine, Batiment de peche des cotes de Normandie."

People: Ward, John Quincy Adams, 1830-1910

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: Art, Music, Theater, and FilmFrance

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