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Vintage photos of:
Augusta, Georgia, circa 1903. "Albion Hotel and Confederate Monument." A full view of the memorial glimpsed here last week. The main inscription: "No nation rose so white and fair. None fell so pure of crime." Facing the camera: Stonewall Jackson. 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.