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    Libby Prison CDV From Levy & Cohen's "Rebel Capital" Series. Originally photographed by Rees of Richmond in 1863, this slightly doctored image was re-published in 1865 by Levy & Cohen of Philadelphia. Shown is Libby Prison, a converted tobacco warehouse that housed Union officers for much of the Civil War. In the foreground are guards' tents and several figures, one of whom is purported to be Dick Turner, the hated commandant of the facility. A Confederate "Stainless Banner" flies proudly over the roof (in the original version of this scene, the flag was somewhat limp on its staff). The back of this fine carte de visite has an applied label stating that this is the "only view of this notorious Prison made during the Rebellion..." Not true. Rees published another in which the building was shown from the side. A federal revenue stamp is placed over the label. An especially clean CDV in very fine condition.

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    Auction Dates
    June, 2007
    24th-25th Sunday-Monday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 6
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