2 1/8 x 3 1/4 in. CDV on cardstock mount (soiling, dampstaining, and some wear to edges and corners). Photographer's imprint, photograph number, and copyright statement on verso along with printed statement about proceeds benefitting the "education of Colored People in the department of the Gulf, now under the command of Major General Banks." Title on mount recto.
Several CDVs of this type were sold by the National Freedman's Association in 1864 and 1865 to stir up sympathy and outrage among Northern white audiences and renew their support of abolition and commitment to the war effort. The subjects in the CDVs appeared in other photographs and periodical articles produced at this time.
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