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USS Hunchback NH 59430

Photo #: NH 59430  USS Hunchback (1862-65)
Title: USS Hunchback (1862-65)
Description: Ship's officers and crew on deck, in the James River, Virginia, 1864-65. Photographed by Matthew Brady. One man is playing the banjo in the foreground, another is holding a small white dog, while others are reading newspapers. Men seated in center appear to be peeling potatoes. Many crewmen are wearing their flathats in the style of berets. About a fifth of this ship's crew appear to be African-Americans. The original photograph has Brady negative number B-2011. U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.
Catalog #: NH 59430
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