Stereograph of two deceased Confederate soldiers in a trench

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Photograph by
Roche, Thomas C., 1826 - 1895
Published by
E. and H.T. Anthony and Company, American, founded 1852
Subject of
Unidentified Man or Men
Confederate States of America, 1861 - 1865
Medium
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper, cardboard, and adhesive
Dimensions
H x W: 3 1/2 × 7 in. (8.9 × 17.8 cm)
Type
stereographs
Place depicted
Petersburg, Virginia, United States, North and Central America
Date
1865
Description
This photographic print stereograph depicts the bodies of two (2) deceased Confederate States of America soldiers lying in a trench. The first soldier is in the center foreground and is only partly visible, with most of his body buried under dirt and debris. The second soldier lies in the middle of the photograph with his feet nearest the camera. The tunnels of the trenches visible behind him. In the right foreground is a wooden cheval de frise. The photograph is adhered to orange cardboard. The words "PHOTOGRAPHIC HISTORY" are printed vertically along the right edge of the mount, while the words "'THE WAR FOR THE UNION" are printed vertically on the left edge. Handwritten in the top left corner in pencil is the text "REBEL FORT MAHONE". Printed text on the reverse of the mount indicates the photograph was taken of Fort Mahone after the battle of Petersburg, Virginia, in April 1865. It also includes the text "PUBLISHED BY E. & H. T. ANTHONY & CO.".
Topic
African American
Military
Photography
Slavery
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift from the Liljenquist Family Collection
Object number
2015.222.15
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Collection title
Liljenquist Family Collection
Classification
Slavery and Freedom Objects
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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