Feb 21, 2008 - Sale 2137

Sale 2137 - Lot 41

Price Realized: $ 3,360
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 800 - $ 1,200
RARE IMAGE OF BLACK SOLDIERS BEFORE THE BATTLE OF YORKTOWN (SLAVERY AND ABOLITION--PHOTOGRAPHY.) Group of Contrabands in front of Allen's Farmhouse near Williamsburg Road (supplied title.) Carte-de-visite showing black soldiers standing next to recently freed slaves on wash day. Barnard & Gibson for Brady. With the Brady Gallery label on reverse.

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A superb example of this photo, clearly showing several black soldiers in uniform standing with ex-slave "contrabands" doing wash in front of a farm house that is identified as the Allen farm by the Virginia State website. The website shows another image taken the same day.