Slave Pen, Alexandria, Virginia, Brady & Co. (American, active 1840s–1880s), Albumen silver print from glass negative

Slave Pen, Alexandria, Virginia

Photography Studio:
Brady & Co. (American, active 1840s–1880s)
E. & H. T. Anthony (American)
Albumen silver print from glass negative
Image: 8 x 16 cm (3 1/8 x 6 5/16 in.)
Mount: 8.4 x 17.5 cm (3 5/16 x 6 7/8 in.)
Credit Line:
The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation Fund, through Joyce and Robert Menschel, 2011
Accession Number:
Not on view
Inscription: Printed on mount, recto BL to TL [sideways]: "PHOTOGRAPHIC HISTORY"; recto BR to TR [sideways]: "THE WAR FOR THE UNION."; printed on blue label affixed to mount, verso C: "WAR VIEWS. // Slave Pen, Alexandria, Va. // No. 2296. // PUBLISHED BY E. & H. T. ANTHONY & Co., // AMERICAN AND FOREIGN STEREOSCOPIC EMPORIUM, 501 BROADWAY, NEW-YORK. // Negative by BRADY & Co., Washington."; inscribed on the label in ink, TL and BL [sideways]: "1st" and "3"
[Greg French Early Photography, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, ?–2011]

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Photography and the American Civil War," April 2, 2013–September 2, 2013.

Gibbes Museum of Art. "Photography and the American Civil War," September 27, 2013–January 5, 2014.

New Orleans Museum of Art. "Photography and the American Civil War," January 31, 2014–May 4, 2014.

Another copy of this image is in the collection of the Beinecke Library in a carte-de-visite format. The printed caption on mount verso reads: "Brady's Album Gallery. // No. 282. // View in Alexandria, 1862. // Entered according to act of Congree, in the year 1862, by M. B. Brady, in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the District of Columbia"