Libby Prison Carte de Visite Confederate Photograph circa 1863 by Rees in Richmond

$850.00

A carte-de-visite size horizontal image (mount 4 in x 2 ½ in, image 3 ½ in x 2 ¼ in), albumen print signed in the plate “Rees / Richmond / Va.” An albumen print, taken during Confederate occupation, as the uniformed soldiers are wearing Confederate uniforms as they stand guard at their tented encampment in the foreground.

Description

A carte-de-visite size horizontal image (mount 4 in x 2 ½ in, image 3 ½ in x 2 ¼ in), albumen print signed in the plate “Rees / Richmond / Va.” An albumen print of Libby Prison, named after the warehouse of Mr. Libby, taken during Confederate occupation, as the uniformed soldiers are wearing Confederate uniforms as they stand guard at their tented encampment in the foreground. There is signage over the entrance to the first building and bars on the windows are visible. A cancelled United States Internal Revenue Proprietary Stamp of George Washington, the issue of 1862, a two-cent ultra, partially perforated is on the verso. Condition is good.

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Additional information

Author

Rees

Title

Libby Prison Photograph