Gelatin Silver Print of Men Lounging Between Decks on James River Transport

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Gelatin Silver Print of Men Lounging Between Decks on James River Transport

200.00

Item No. 2713922

A nice gelatin silver print identified as a between-decks image on board a federal transport on the James River in Virginia. Several berths are visible as several men lounge about, some laying down and others seated. An African-American soldier leans in from the right. Several items are visible including a steamer trunk, bushel baskets, and a leather saddle in a crate in the right foreground. The image is attached to a mount measuring about 8 1/2” x 6 1/2”. On the reverse is a tag with an 1898 date, which may be when the print was made. It is marked as having been ordered by Miss Francis Benjamin Johnston, the early photographer and photojournalist.

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