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Portrait of a lone black woman in bonnet holding basket standing in front of the "slave pen" in Alexandria, Va. ...--see entry below

Photographs of African Americans During the Civil War: A List of Images in the Civil War Photograph Collection

Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., 20540-4730


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Other Images of African Americans

Includes images of African Americans not strictly in military contexts. For additional images, see the separate reference aid, "Images of African-American Slavery and Freedom."

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Store House of Christian Commission, Washington, D.C. "Store House of Christian Commission, Washington, D.C." (title from print). Shows three blacks posed with a white family in front of a store; the blacks stand on the ground and the others pose on the porch. (Marked "721.")
References: Reproduced in Miller, vol. VII, p. 321.
Reproduction number: LC-DIG-cwpb-04358 (b&w copy scan of glass negative)
Call number: LC-B817-7721 (glass negative); LOT 4161-C (photographic print).
Washington, D.C. -- Sanitary Commission Lodge "Washington, D.C. -- Sanitary Commission Lodge." Shows black man standing in doorway of building on the left and another in doorway on the right.
Reproduction number: LC-DIG-cwpb-04163 (b&w copy scan of glass negative)
Call number: LC-B817-7716 (glass negative); LOT 4161-C (photographic print)
[No Digital Image] "Old State Department Building, corner 15th street and Pennsylvania Avenue." Shows a black man seated selling bread.
Reproduction number: LC-B8184-10017 (film negative).
Call number: LOT 4161-E

Portrait of a lone black woman in bonnet holding basket standing in front of the "slave pen" in Alexandria, Va. ... Portrait of a lone black woman in bonnet holding basket standing in front of the "slave pen" in Alexandria, Va., the firm of Price, Birch & Co., "Slave Dealers," in the background. (Marked "2300.")
Reproduction number: LC-DIG-cwpb-01474 (b&w copy scan of of left half of glass stereograph negative); LC-DIG-cwpb-01473 (b&w copy scan of right half of glass stereograph negative)
Call number: LC-B811-2300 (glass negative); LOT 4161-H (photographic print)
Ruins of Richmond, April, 1865 "Ruins of Richmond, April, 1865." Shows a black man seated in front of ruins. (Marked "6260.")
Reproduction number: LC-USZ62-107050 (film copy negative)
Call number: LOT 4162 (Stereograph File)
U.S. Christian Commission Office, Richmond, Va., April, 1865." Shows a group including blacks in front of a building "U.S. Christian Commission Office, Richmond, Va., April, 1865." Shows a group including blacks in front of a building. (Marked "3371.")
Reproduction number: LC-DIG-cwpb-02909 (b&w copy scan of of left half of glass stereograph negative); LC-DIG-cwpb-02910 (b&w copy scan of right half of glass stereograph negative)
Call number: LC-B811- 3371 (glass negative); LOT 4162-B (photographic print)
View on Canal Bridge at Foot of 7th Street, Richmond. "View on Canal Bridge at Foot of 7th Street, Richmond." Shows black children standing on the bridge.
Reproduction number: LC-DIG-cwpb-01246 (b&w copy scan of of left half of glass stereograph negative); LC-DIG-cwpb-01247 (b&w copy scan of right half of glass stereograph negative)
Call number: LC-B811-868 (glass negative).; LOT 4162-B
[No Digital Image] "Headquarters of the U.S. Sanitary Commission, Richmond, Va." Shows large group, including African-American men and women in front of building. (Marked "B184.")
Reproduction number: LC-B8184-B-184 (film negative)
Call number: LOT 4162-C

[No Digital Image] "Headquarters of the U.S. Christian Commission, Richmond, Va., April, 1865." Shows a group including black men, women and children in front of building. (Marked "B41.")
Reproduction number: LC-B8184-B-41 (film negative).
Call number: LOT 4162-C
Washington's Headquarters, Richmond, Va. "Washington's Headquarters, Richmond, Va." Shows a black woman seated on the sidewalk in front of a building.
Reproduction number: LC-DIG-cwpb-00455 (b&w copy scan of glass negative)
Call number: LC-B815-935 (glass negative); LOT 4162-C
[No Digital Image] "The African Church, Richmond, Va." Shows a group of blacks in front of the church. (Marked "B1211.")
Reproduction number: LC-B8184-B-1211 (film negative).
Call number: LOT 4162-C

St. John's Church "St. John's Church." Black man and little girl with white children in front of church. (Marked "3366.")
Reproduction number: LC-DIG-cwpb-02901 (b&w copy scan of of left half of glass stereograph negative); LC-DIG-cwpb-02900 (b&w copy scan of right half of glass stereograph negative)
Call number: LC-B811-3366 (glass negative); LOT 4162-C (photographic print)
The African Church "The African Church." Shows a group of blacks in front of church. (Marked "3368.")
Reproduction number: LC-DIG-cwpb-02904 (b&w copy scan of of left half of glass stereograph negative); LC-DIG-cwpb-02905 (b&w copy scan of right half of glass stereograph negative)
Call number: LC-B811-3368 (glass negative); LOT 4162-C (photographic print)
The Monumental Church ""The Monumental Church." Black children seated in front of church. (Marked "3369.")
Reproduction number: LC-DIG-cwpb-02906 (b&w copy scan of glass negative)
Call number: LC-B811-3369 (glass negative); LOT 4162-C (photographic print)
[No Digital Image] "Ruins on Carey Street, Richmond, Va." Shows white men inspecting the ruins with one black man holding a coat. (Marked "B250.")
Reproduction number: LC-B8184-250 (film negative).
Call number: LOT 4162-D
Views of Ruins of Richmond and Petersburg R.R. Bridge -- James River, Richmond, Va., April 1865 "Views of Ruins of Richmond and Petersburg R.R. Bridge -- James River, Richmond, Va., April 1865." Shows five black women and white boy seated on the edge of the river. (Marked "846.")
Reproduction number: LC-DIG-cwpb-00388 (b&w copy scan of glass negative)
Call number: LC-B815-846 (glass negative); LOT 4162-E (photographic print)
Ruins opposite Circular Church "Ruins opposite Circular Church." (Charleston, South Carolina). Shows group of four African American boys sitting at base of pillar. (Marked "3448.")
References: Reproduced in Miller, vol. 9, p. 39 and in Divided We Fought p. 292.
Reproduction number: LC-DIG-cwpb-03049 (b&w copy scan of glass negative)
Call number: LC-B811-3448 (glass negative); LOT 4163 (photographic print)
Brant [i.e., Bryant?] House. Petersburg, Va. May 1865 "Brant [i.e., Bryant?] House. Petersburg, Va. May 1865." Shows white family standing and seated on porch; black man stands ground-level next to steps and black figure visible at rear of porch. (Marked "522 Virginia.")
Reproduction number: LC-DIG-cwpb-04020 (b&w copy scan of glass negative)
Call number: LC-B817-7522 (glass negative); LOT 4165-G (photographic print)
[No Digital Image] "Mrs. Allen's House, used as hospital by Kearneys Brigade." Shows group of men, including one black, posed in front of house. (Marked "4398.")
Reproduction number: -----
Call number: LOT 4167

[No Digital Image] "Headquarters of the Sanitary Commission, Brandy Station, Va." (1863). Shows nine men, including two black men, standing in front of a house, at a hitching post. Negative by J. Gardner, Nov. 1863.
References: Reproduced in Miller, vol. 7, p. 335 and in "Gardner's Photographic Sketch Book, pl. 51.
Reproduction number: LC-B8184-4202 (film negative)
Call number: LOT 4171

View in South Carolina "View in South Carolina." Shows a man in a field with a small black boy.
Reproduction number: LC-DIG-cwpbh-03368 (b&w copy scan of of left half of glass stereograph negative); LC-DIG-cwpbh-03369 (b&w copy scan of right half of glass stereograph negative)
Call number: LC-BH822-200 (glass negative); LOT 4172 (photographic print)
Mule team crossing a brook "Mule team crossing a brook." Shows black man, back to camera (face only partially visible), driving wagon across stream; four white men wait on the other side. (Marked "131.")
Reproduction number: LC-DIG-cwpb-03869 (b&w copy scan of glass negative)
Call number: LC-B817-7131 (glass negative); LOT 4172 (photographic print)
Picnic Party at Antietam Bridge "Picnic Party at Antietam Bridge." Shows two white women and a man in a barge on the water; a black man holds the reins of a horse-drawn carriage. (Marked "581" on verso)
Reproduction number: LC-DIG-cwpb-00251 (b&w copy scan of glass negative)
Call number: LC-B815-581 (glass negative); LOT 4172 (photographic print)
Aiken's House, James River, Va. "Aiken's House, James River, Va." Shows African American men, women and children posed on a wood pile. (Marked "2497.")
Reproduction number: LC-DIG-cwpb-01823 (b&w copy scan of glass negative); LC-USZ62-119938 (film copy negative of photographic print).
Call number: LC-B811-2497 (glass negative); LOT 4172-B (photographic print)
Church built by the 50th New York Engineers, vicinity of Petersburg, Va. "Church built by the 50th New York Engineers, vicinity of Petersburg, Va." Shows group of 17-20 African Americans standing or sitting in front of cabins to right of church. (Similar image that does not include African Americans credited to Timothy O'Sullivan.)
Reproduction number: LC-DIG-cwpbh-03342 (b&w copy scan of glass negative)
Call number: LC-BH84-4 (glass negative); LOT 4172-D (photographic print)
[No Digital Image] "Armory Square Hospital, Washington, D.C." Shows two white men sitting in front of a kiosk; a black man seated next to kiosk. (Marked "5212.")
Reproduction number: LC-B8184-5212 (film negative).
Call number: LOT 4180
Gen. Ingalls Buggy and Span of Horses "Gen. Ingalls Buggy and Span of Horses." Shows young black man riding on back seat behind white driver.
Reproduction number: LC-DIG-cwpb-02000 (b&w copy scan of of left half of glass stereograph negative); LC-DIG-cwpb-02001 (b&w copy scan of right half of glass stereograph negative)
Call number: LC-B811-2592 (glass negative); LOT 4191 (photographic print)
Smith's Plantation, Beaufort, S.C. "Smith's Plantation, Beaufort, S.C." Shows a group of about 30 blacks gathered around a large slave cabin. Photograph by Timothy O'Sullivan.
Reproduction number: LC-DIG-cwpb-00735 (b&w copy scan of of left half of glass stereograph negative); LC-DIG-cwpb-00734 (b&w copy scan of right half of glass stereograph negative); LC-USZ62-67819 (film copy negative of photographic print)
Call number: LC-B811-151 (glass negative); LOT 4205 (photographic print)
Preparing Cotton for the Gin, Smith's Plantation,
  Beaufort, S.C. "Preparing Cotton for the Gin, Smith's Plantation, Beaufort, S.C." Shows seven blacks sitting in a pile of cotton in front of gin house. Photograph by Timothy O'Sullivan.
Reproduction number: LC-DIG-cwpb-00747 (b&w copy scan of of left half of glass stereograph negative); LC-DIG-cwpb-00746 (b&w copy scan of right half of glass stereograph negative)
Call number: LC-B811-159 (glass negative); LOT 4205 (photographic print)
Boat Landing at Beaufort, S.C., February, 1862 "Boat Landing at Beaufort, S.C., February, 1862." Shows the boat landing with black servants seated near the back of a house.
Reproduction number: LC-DIG-cwpb-00766 (b&w copy scan of of left half of glass stereograph negative); LC-DIG-cwpb-00765 (b&w copy scan of right half of glass stereograph negative)
Call number: LC-B811-171 (glass negative); LOT 4205 (photographic print)
Plantation view at Port Royal Island, S.C. "Plantation view at Port Royal Island, S.C." Shows a group of about 15 blacks standing in front of slave quarters. Photograph by Timothy O'Sullivan.
Reproduction number: LC-DIG-cwpb-00806 (b&w copy scan of of left half of glass stereograph negative); LC-DIG-cwpb-00805 (b&w copy scan of right half of glass stereograph negative); LC-USZ62-67818 (film copy negative of photographic print)
Call number: LC-B811- 211 (glass negative); LOT 4205 (photographic print)
Negro family representing five generations
  on Smith's Plantation, Beaufort, S.C. "Negro family representing five generations on Smith's Plantation, Beaufort, S.C." A group portrait of ten slaves in front of the doorway to their quarters. Photograph by Timothy O'Sullivan.
Reproduction number: LC-B8171-152-A (film negative -- image shown here; appears less damaged than higher resolution scan of glass negative); LC-DIG-cwpb-00737 (b&w copy scan of left half of glass stereograph negative); LC-DIG-cwpb-00736 (b&w copy scan of right half of glass stereograph negative)
Call number: LC-B811-152 (glass negative); LOT 4205 (photographic print)
Port Royal, S.C., 1862 "Port Royal, S.C., 1862." Shows blacks in front of a plantation house.
Reproduction number: LC-DIG-cwpb-01370 (b&w copy scan of glass negative)
Call number: LC-B811-1177 (glass negative); LOT 4205
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