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    WHAT DO I WANT, JOHN HENRY? (No. 27). In this camp scene posed by Gardner, a young Contraband servant of an unidentified "quartermaster of headquarters" offers his employer a demijohn of "Commissary" as three companions relax alongside. Gardner relates that John Henry eventually accompanied the Captain into Richmond where he bid him adieu and took up a new life of freedom. A very clear image with nice detail. Mount measures 12 by 10 inches and the images is 9 by 7 inches. Dated 1866 and noted "Alex. Gardner, Photographer" with the added notation: "Warrenton, Va. November, 1862."

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    December, 2010
    11th Saturday
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