May 07, 2020 - Sale 2534

Sale 2534 - Lot 388

Price Realized: $ 938
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 800 - $ 1,200
(RECONSTRUCTION.) Convicts in Swannanoa Cut. Albumen photograph, 4 1/4 x 7 1/4 inches, on original printed mount with descriptive text on verso, also captioned faintly in negative "Convicts in Line at Swannanoa"; minor wear and a small stain in image. Asheville, NC: Lindsey Art Gallery, circa 1880s

Additional Details

A haunting image of about 20 chain-gang laborers at a railroad construction site, watched over by two armed guards. The work is being done in Buncombe County on the Western North Carolina Railroad near Round Knob.