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    Albumen Print of the Infamous Libby Prison From a Mathew Brady Negative by Taylor & Huntington from their War for the Union Photographic History series. The 8.5" x 6.5" photo is mounted to an 11" x 9" card with a decorative border and the caption: "This is a view of the infamous Libby Prison, where so many of our Union soldiers suffered and starved during the war. It would take volumes to tell the story of Libby Prison. It was an old tobacco warehouse which the Rebels converted into a prison for Union soldiers. There is not a Grand Army Post through all our land but what has among its members some comrade who knows from experience just what a 'hell hole' this place was." A list of other available prints is printed on the back. Pinholes in the upper corners are outside the border around the photo and affect nothing, else very fine condition.

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    December, 2005
    15th-16th Thursday-Friday
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