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G.A.R. 49th Encampment Large Framed Albumen

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Item No. AR2215MF Category


Framed albumen portrait of the G.A.R. 49th Annual National Encampment held in Washington D.C. during September, 1915. This example is a little large than normal with the albumen itself measuring 16″ x 12″. This view is taken in front of the Occidental Hotel located on Pennsylvania Avenue just steps from the White House and which is still in business today. There are literally thousands upon thousands of veterans in this view. Dozens of men are mounted on horses in the immediate front with men as far as the eye can see stretching down Pennsylvania Avenue in marching formation. This has a period ink inscription across the front bottom reading “G.A.R. 49th Annual Encampment Sept. 29, 1915. M.C. Hazen. Marshal”. I can only imagine what a sight this would have been to behold! This one is mounted in a period frame but it is not original to this albumen. There is also some moisture damage to the right side which is more pronounced on the back side.

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