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    The Slave Pen of Alexandria Albumen. A 9" x 7" albumen on 18" x 13" two-tone titled mount depicting the "Slave Pen, Alexandria, Virginia." The photo was taken in August 1862 by Alexander Gardner and shows the building used by "Price, Birch & Co. Dealers in Slaves" and the attached jail house or holding pen. Highly detailed, deep and resonant. Union forces occupied Alexandria, Virginia at the beginning of the war, forcing many Southern sympathizers to relocate. Published in Gardner's 1866 portfolio Photographic Sketchbook of the Civil War. Several minor chips and uneven toning to the mount; else, very fine and an important subject.

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    June, 2010
    26th Saturday
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