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Photograph by:
Mathew Brady, American, 1822 - 1896  Search this
Manufactured by:
Thomas H. McAllister, American, 1824 - 1898  Search this
Subject of:
Price, Birch & Co., American, 1858 - 1861  Search this
United States Army, American, founded 1775  Search this
albumen, sodium chloride, silver nitrate, glass, metal, ink on paper, adhesive
H x W (image): 2 11/16 × 2 7/8 in. (6.8 × 7.3 cm)
H x W x D (slide and mount): 3 1/4 × 4 1/8 × 1/4 in. (8.2 × 10.5 × 0.6 cm)
lantern slides
Place captured:
Alexandria, Virginia, United States, North and Central America
Lantern slide of the slave trading firm of Price, Birch, & Co. of Alexandria, Virginia. The slide depicts a three story building is set to the right of the slide. A sign on the building reads “PRICE BIRCH & CO. / DEALERS IN SLAVES.” A tree is at the center of the image. Arrayed in the foreground are a horse, covered wagon and 10 soldiers. All the men are in full uniform, including hats, rifles, and swords. Printed vertically on the left of the image is “T.H. McALLISTER, Manufacturing Optician,.” Printed vertically on the right side of the image is “49 NASSAU STREET, NEW YORK.” A paper label is adhered to the back of the slide. Handwritten vertically in ink is “0290 Price, Birch & Co.’s Slave Pen / Alex. Va” The slide is in a metal frame.
African American  Search this
American South  Search this
Business  Search this
Commerce  Search this
Domestic slave trade  Search this
Military  Search this
Photography  Search this
Slavery  Search this
U.S. History, Civil War, 1861-1865  Search this
United States Colored Troops  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of the Liljenquist Family
Object number:
Restrictions & Rights:
Public domain
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Collection title:
Liljenquist Family Collection
Slavery and Freedom Objects
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture