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Elizabeth Custer portrait
Elizabeth Custer portrait
TitleElizabeth Custer portrait
Date of Originalbetween 1860 and 1875
DescriptionEllizabeth Custer sits for a formal portrait. She wears a dress edged with lace, and a large bow near the bust. She wears a beaded choker style necklace.
Ordering Informationhttp://history.nd.gov/archives/whatphotos.html
General SubjectWomen
Portraits
Subject (LCTGM)Necklaces
Lace
Portrait photographs
Personal NameCuster, Elizabeth Bacon, 1842-1933
Decade1860-1869
1870-1879
Item NumberA2749
Format of OriginalPhotographic prints
NotesPhotographer unknown.
Title created by staff.
Biography/HistoryElizabeth"Libbie" Bacon was born in Monroe, Michigan in 1842. She met George Custer in 1862, and they married in 1864. The couple lived in a variety of frontier outposts before coming to Fort Abraham Lincoln in 1873. She left Fort Abraham Lincoln after her husband's death in 1876 and wrote three books on him and her life on the plains. She died in New York City in 1933.
Repository InstitutionState Historical Society of North Dakota
Repository CollectionState Historical Society of North Dakota Photograph Collection A
Credit LineState Historical Society of North Dakota (A2749)
Rights ManagementCopyright status unknown.
Digital IDshA2749
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