Mar 01, 2012 - Sale 2271

Sale 2271 - Lot 401

Price Realized: $ 420
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 400 - $ 600
(MILITARY--CIVIL WAR.) PHOTOGRAPHY. A Group of "Contrabands." Stereopticon view; with long printed "Photographic History" on the reverse; an excellent example. Hartford: The War Photograph & Exhibition Company, circa 1861-1865

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From the reverse "The negroes (sic) who ran away from slavery and came into the Union lines, were employed by the Government as teamsters, laborers etc. They were happy, good-natured fellows, and made lots of fun for the soldiers. This is a characteristic group of the "Contrabands" as they were called, standing in front of their rough-built shanty to have their pictures taken." Reproduced on page 296 of "Matthew Brady: Historian with a Camera" by James Horan. (New York, Random House, 1988)