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Libby Prison

Creator:
WM. A. Mountcastle
Location:
Virginia, Richmond
Origin Date:
1882
Materials:
paper
Measurements:
overall: 9 in x 10 1/2 in
Item ID:
71.2009.081.0731
Holding Institution:
Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, courtesy of the Indiana State Museum
Available for Viewing:
No
Category:
Fine Art

Description

This print depicts a large building with a pitched roof and a sign that reads, "Libby & Son. Ship Chandlers & Grocers." In front of the building, there are six large tents, soldiers, and a small group clustered in the right foreground. Underneath the print, text reads: "Libby Prison; The only picture in existence as it appeared August 23, 1863." Part of the Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, courtesy of the Indiana State Museum