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James Read Branch
Original Author: Unknown
Created: ca. 1865
Medium: Hand-colored opalotype

James Read Branch

James Read Branch, a Confederate artillery officer and Virginia banker who helped reestablish Richmond's struggling economy after the Civil War, is the subject of this opalotype, a photographic image printed directly on milk glass. The sepia-toned photograph has been hand-colored to depict Branch's complexion and blue eyes.

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