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    Scarce Carte de Visite Portrait of the "Union Spy and Scout" Pauline Cushman by Brady/Anthony. Through her vocation as an actress, Cushman was able to ingratiate herself with Confederate authorities, but was eventually captured, tried as a spy, and sentenced to be hanged. She was saved by the timely intervention of Federal troops and commissioned a major in the Union army by Abraham Lincoln, the uniform she wears in this portrait. Image pristine, photo service label on verso.

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    June, 2009
    25th Thursday
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