Civil War Ghosts of the Treasury Department

Study this photograph for a while. See any spectral presence?

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Washington, D.C., early 1860s. "Treasury Department in Lincoln's time (Cash Room behind the desks)."
Washington, D.C., early 1860s. “Treasury Department in Lincoln’s time (Cash Room behind the desks).”

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  • Sheila

    I noticed a few things. Of course, the most obvious is the almost smoky “stuff” at the end of the counter by the door in the back of the room, and what looks like a child at the doorway, but I had to also notice that the chairs were double exposed too.
    What did you see?