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Contraband Camp -- Harper's Ferry, VA
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This portrait was probably painted from a photograph, a practice frequently employed by the artist who was living in Iowa by 1870. The portrait was a gift to the Society from the daughter of the artist.
Gift of Carrie F. Wetherby
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
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