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. The soldiers appear to be both white and African American, with a group of four black soldiers grouped together on the left and one standing alone back against the wall. 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.
Carte-de-visite of Charles Sumner in full length seated profile. Sumner is pictured with his left profile facing the camera. His hands are resting in his lap and his left leg is crossed over his right leg at the knee. He is wearing a light colored vest and trousers with a white shirt, dark tie, and dark jacket. Spats peak out below his pant legs, partially covering his dark colored low-heeled shoes. His hair is moderately long and he has long sideburns. Sumner is seated in a carved armchair with an upholstered seat with a round wooden side table behind him. A stack of books, some loose papers, and possibly an inkstand are placed on the table. The floor of the room is covered in a geometric patterned carpet. There is a double-lined border printed in gold ink surrounding the outside edges of the card mount.
Printed on the back of the photograph is E. and H.T. Anthony's mark.
The photograph is housed in the album 2017.30. The album page has a triple-lined, gold border framing the print. Handwritten in graphite in the bottom of the printed frame of the window on the album page is the text "Charles Sumner". Handwritten in the lower left corner of the album page in graphite is the name "E ANTHONY-BRADY".
Carte-de-visite of Col. Elmer Ephraim Ellsworth shown in three-quarter portrait. Ellsworth stands facing the camera with his right hand in his trouser pocket. He wears a light colored vest and trousers, a dark jacket, a dark cloak, a white shirt, and a dark necktie with a tie pin. The bottom portion of the image is purposefully faded in the popular style of the time. There is a double-lined border printed in gold ink surrounding the outside edges of the card mount.
Handwritten in graphite on the bottom of the print is the text "Col. Ellsworth killed / at Alexandria 1861". There is a mark for E. & H.T. Anthony printed on the back of the photograph.
The photograph is housed in the album 2017.30. The album page has a triple-lined, gold border framing the print. Handwritten in graphite in the lower left corner of the album is the text "Anthony / Brady NY".