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    Full length portrait of Flora Stewart; very elderly lady, seated with cane and gloves

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    auntada: “Flora is full of vim, with remarkably retentive memory.” Portrait of Flora Stewart, a 117-year-old former slave, November 5, 1867 A.W. Kimball, New Hampshire, photographer Randolph Linsly Simpson African-American collection Yale Collection of American Literature, Beinecke Manuscript Library

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