Carte-de-visite

Image of elderly William Hutchins, who is ID'd to have been 100 upon being photographed. A soldier during the Revolutionary War. Photos of elderly soldiers were sold to promote patriotism in the North. These images reminded the viewer that American Democracy was-very young, and that men who fought for this country could-live to see it fall.

Description (physical):

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Location:
6125 Boydton Plank Rd.Petersburg,Virginia 23803
Identifier:
2004.001.0983
Institution:
Pamplin Historical Park and the National Museum of the Civil War Soldier