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Rebel Citadel and Line of Works at Port Hudson, CDVS by McPherson & Oliver

Lot of 6 CDVs, including two views of the Confederate works and four exterior and interior views of the "Rebel citadel" following the siege of Port Hudson in July 1863. McPherson & Oliver: Baton Rouge, LA, 1863-1864. All but one CDV are inscribed in pencil on verso. Two cartes are set into cardstock with period notations that read, "The rebel line of works with view of Federal Gap towards a salient," and "another view of the extreme left." Four remaining cartes provide various views of the citadel, including one scene described as an "exterior view of Reb citadel showing the rat holes into which the garrison went to avoid the shells from the mortars.

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

Condition:

Most in good to very good condition, with exception of exterior view of citadel near river, which retains rich tonality, and has mount with sharp, crisp corners.

Remaining cartes with some toning, minor soiling, some edge/corner wear to mounts. 

Two cartes set into cardstock (although easily removable), images/mounts are slightly curved near each corner. 

Estimate: $500 - $700
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$1,250
11/19/2020

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