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    Scarce Period Carte de Visite Bust Portrait of Jennie Wade, the Only Civilian Killed During The Battle, by Tyson Brothers oOf Gettysburg. Interestingly the moniker "Jennie" was the result of a typo in the original newspaper accounts, her name actually being Ginnie (Virginia). The Tyson Brothers were quick to recognize the potential for profit in providing this image for sale soon after the battle. In a poignant irony, her fiancé had been wounded two weeks earlier at Winchester, he died of his wounds on July 12, 1863, unaware of Ginnie's death. Today Ginnie lies buried in Gettysburg's Evergreen Cemetery, close to her fiancé Fine condition, just some minor scattered foxing. Period ink ID on the front with further period ink information on the verso. Imprint on the back, "From/ Tyson Brothers/ Gettysburg, Pa." Very scarce early Gettysburg image.

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    June, 2008
    29th-30th Sunday-Monday
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