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Inscription

by unknown hand, in graphite on paper behind ambrotype: Taken Nov 15th 1855 / G.O Lane born Nov. 16 1826 / G. Oscar Lane – aged 29 / Nov. 15th 1855

Marks and Labels

stamped in brass frame, lower left corner: AMBROTYPE / BY CAMPBELL; lower right corner: CUTTING'S PATENT / JULY 4 & 11, 1854.

Provenance

Melissa and Kathleen Stegeman, Washington, DC; gift to NGA, 2008.