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    Very Rare Civil War Brady Albumen of "The Execution of William Johnson," Jordan's Farm, Petersburg. June 20, 1864. Actual image 4 1/4" X 7" on period mount 9 1/2" X 12 1/4". Shown in "The Image of War" Vol III P. 241. The worse crime a black soldier could commit was the molestation of a white woman in occupied territory. Johnson allegedly did so and was hanged for the offense. Although the mat is unmarked this is the original first generation Brady image and very rare. Superb quality, pristine condition, with much accompanying provenance and archival mat. A very important Civil War image.

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    June, 2012
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