CDV of Contraband Crew from the Ironclad Gunboat USS Essex

Carte showing the crew of the Essex, which appears to consist primarily of African Americans, loading coal at the yard, with the USS Richmond and USS Mississippi visible in the distance. Uncredited but believed to be by McPherson & Oliver: Baton Rouge, LA, ca 1864.  

Provenance:Eugene R. Groves Collection of 19th Century Photography


Light, even toning to CDV. Print retains rich tones, strong contrast. Light corner/edge wear to mount. Penciled ID on verso. 

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