CDV showing a large group of formerly enslaved men, women, and children gathered in an outdoor space before a multi-story domestic structure. Uncredited but possibly by McPherson & Oliver: Baton Rouge, LA, 1863. "Contraband Camp / Baton Rouge, LA, 1863" inscribed on mount on either side of image. The building was once a female seminary, repurposed during the Civil War as government housing, where emancipated enslaved people slept, ate, and received schooling on a minimal level.
Provenance:Eugene R. Groves Collection of 19th Century Photography
Light wear overall, with staining/soiling to mount edges.
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