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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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Images That Do Not Show African Americans, But Feature Related Subject Matter

For additional images relating to slavery see the separate reference aid, "Images of African-American Slavery and Freedom."

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Slave Pen, Alexandria, Va. ""Slave Pen, Alexandria, Va." Shows street with long fence in front; two adjoined buildings. At right is 3 story brick house marked "Price Birch & Co., dealers in slaves." At left is lower building with three barred windows behind a tree. (Marked "4191" and "Neg. by Wm. R. Pywell, Aug. 1862 [1863?]" on front. Lengthy printed caption on verso.)
References: Gardner's Photographic Sketchbook, I, pl. 2.
Reproduction number: LC-USZ62-106924 (film copy negative)
Call number: LOT 4161-H
Slave Pen, Alexandria, Va. "Slave Pen, Alexandria, Va." Shows street with long fence in front; two adjoined buildings. At right is 3 story brick house marked "Price Birch & Co., dealers in slaves." At left is lower building with three barred windows behind a tree. [Similar to image with negative number LC-USZ62-106942]
Reproduction number: LC-DIG-cwpbh-03340 (b&w copy scan of glass negative)
Call number: LC-BH84-2 (glass negative; cracked); LOT 4161-H (photographic print)
Slave pen, Alexandria, Va. "Slave pen, Alexandria, Va." Shows street with long fence in front; two adjoined buildings. At right is 3 story brick house marked "Price Birch & Co., dealers in slaves." At left is lower building with three barred windows behind a tree. (Marked "1861" on verso.) [Similar to images with negative numbers LC-USZ62-106942 and LC-BH84-2, but cropped differently on left side of image]
Reproduction number: LC-DIG-cwpb-00662 (b&w copy scan of glass negative); LC-USZ62-53379 (film copy negative of photographic print) ;
Call number: LC-B815-1174 (glass negative); LOT 4161-H (photographic print)
Slave Pen, Alexandria, Va "Slave Pen, Alexandria, Va." [1300 block Duke Street]. Shows several soldiers (who are NOT African American) standing at attention near a wagon in front of the firm of Price, Birch & Co. (Marked "2296.").
Reproduction number: LC-DIG-cwpb-01467 (b&w copy scan of glass negative)
Call number: LC-B811-2296 (glass negative); LOT 4161-H (2 photographic prints)
Slave Pen, Alexandria, Va. "Slave pen, Alexandria, Va." Shows exterior of slave dealers Price, Birch and Company, including right wing of building, laundry hanging on line, white soldiers among those standing in vicinity. (Marked "B1110" and "3933" on verso.)
Reproduction number: LC-USZ62-65306 (film copy negative)
Call number: LOT 4161-H
Slave pen, Alexandria, Va. "Slave pen, Alexandria, Va." Shows doorway with barred gate open to courtyard, pens are visible to right. Two of the six pen doors are open.
Reproduction number: LC-DIG-cwpb-01468 (b&w copy scan of of left half of glass stereograph negative); LC-DIG-cwpb-01469 (b&w copy scan of right half of glass stereograph negative)
Call number: LC-B811-2297 (glass negative); LOT 4161-H (2 photographic prints)
Slave pen, Alexandria, Va. "Slave pen, Alexandria, Va." Shows interior with slave pens at left. Across an open courtyard is a barred door with a barred door and soldier standing at left. An officer stands behind barred door. Wood debris in foreground. Five slave pens at left.
Reproduction number: LC-DIG-cwpb-01470 (b&w copy scan of of left half of glass stereograph negative); LC-DIG-cwpb-03581 (b&w copy scan of right half of glass stereograph negative)
Call number: LC-B811-2298 (glass negative); LOT 4161-H (2 photographic prints)
Slave pen, Alexandria, Va. "Slave pen, Alexandria, Va." Shows interior with slave pens at left. Soldier stands to left of barred door; two men behind barred door look through and grip bars. Of the four slave pens to the left, two have doors open.
Reproduction number: LC-DIG-cwpb-01472 (b&w copy scan of of left half of glass stereograph negative); LC-DIG-cwpb-01471 (b&w copy scan of right half of glass stereograph negative)
Call number: LC-B811-2299 (glass negative); LOT 4161-H (2 photographic prints)
The Slave Market, Atlanta, Ga. "The Slave Market, Atlanta, Ga." [Also known as "Auction & Negro Sales, Whitehall St."] Shows a man whose race cannot be determined sitting against wall of a building with sign above, "Auction& Negro Sales." 1864 stereograph. George Barnard, photographer.
Reproduction number: LC-DIG-cwpb-03351 (b&w copy scan of of left half of glass stereograph negative); LC-DIG-cwpb-03350 (b&w copy scan of right half of glass stereograph negative)
Call number: LC-B811-3608 (glass negative); LOT 4164-A (Stereograph File)
Petersburg, Va. Field and Staff of 39th
    U.S. Colored Infantry

"Petersburg, Va. Field and Staff of 39th U.S. Colored Infantry." Shows group of seven white officers, standing and seated. (Similar to image with negative number LC-B817- 7052, which appears to include African Americans(?) in the background - see section on African Americans in Military Camps ...)
Reproduction number: LC-DIG-cwpb-04364 (b&w copy scan of glass negative)
Call number: LC-B817-7051 (glass negative)

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