Cart-de-visite of Libby Prison

Description
This carte-de-visite captures Libby Prison, a Confederate-controlled prison in Richmond, Virginia. Living conditions inside places like Libby Prison were tolerable under an agreement made in July 1862, which stated that prisoners were detained briefly before they were exchanged back to their side. However, the deal fell apart by 1863. Conditions for Union officers held in Libby Prison grew worse as the war went on.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
carte-de-visite
user
Nicholson, James B.
Physical Description
albumen (overall material)
paper (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 2 1/2 in x 3 1/2 in; 6.35 cm x 8.89 cm
ID Number
2006.0247.24
accession number
2006.0247
collector/donor number
439.22Z
catalog number
2006.0247.24
subject
Photography
Prisoners of War
Civil War
Military
Civil War
event
Civil War
See more items in
Armed Forces History: Armed Forces History, General
Civil War
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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