Civil War Albumen Photograph, Military Bridge at Chattanooga, Tenn.
Albumen photograph, 10 x 7.5 in., on 11.75 x 10 in. mount with inked caption, "Military Bridge at Chattanooga, Tenn." Lacking a photographer's imprint, but likely taken in the summer of 1863. The image provides a distant view of several men standing on the main deck of the steamboat, "Resaca," which was built by U.S. personnel before the Civil War. During the conflict, she navigated the Tennessee waterways. Capt. John L. Doss owned the "Resaca" after the war and navigated her up the Little Tennessee near the North Carolina state line. Western & Atlantic owned and operated the "Resaca" in the spring of 1870, but retired her in May of 1870 and used parts of her engine for the J.T. Wilder.
Even toning to image; soiling and browning of the mount.