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    Samuel Pryor: Pair of Cartes de Visite of a Union Soldier. Pryor is seen both before and after his enlistment in Co. "H," 44th United States Colored Troops. In the first, 2.5" x 4", he is sitting in a chair, clad in rags and a slouch hat. Below the image is an inscription, in pencil, reading, "Saml Pryor, prior to Enlistment." Negative number 3801 on the verso. The second, measuring 2.5" x 4", also features Pryor, this time in uniform, standing at attention with a musket held in his right hand. A similar inscription, also in pencil, is seen below the image and reads, "Saml Pryor, after Enlistment." Negative number 3800 on the verso. Both images were taken by Department of the Cumberland photograph A. S. Morse, whose backstamp appears on the verso. According to the National Parks Service, the man in these photographs is Hubbard Pryor, though the inscription here seems to indicate otherwise.

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    June, 2014
    7th Saturday
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