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Dr. Edwin L. de Graffenreid




Dr. Edwin L. de Graffenreid


Photo of a painting of Dr. Edwin L. de Graffenreid, one of the five commissioners responsible for the original plan for Columbus 1825-1871. He later served as a physician to Columbusites and to Indians in Alabama (Historic Columbus Foundation). Buried in Linwood Cemetery.
There are several spelling of de Graffenreid such as DeGraffenreid and deGraffenreid.


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Commissioner of Columbus


The image came from The Columbus Ledger and The Columbus Enquirer-Sun Centennial Edition later to become The Columbus Ledger Enquirer


Columbus, Georgia: 1828 - 1978

Copy of image found in Archives F 294. C7 S86 1982., in Archives F 294. C7 C6 1928 V. 2., and Archives F 294. C7 C6 1928 V. 3.


The books that this image is found in was donated in a series of books by the Columbus Public Library when they closed their archives.

Original Format

The original format was a painting that photograph was taken.

Physical Dimensions

8" x 10"


Black and White




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