Civil War Albumen Photograph of Ship, Chattanooga, Near Barge
Albumen photograph, 10.25 x 8 in., on 12 x 10 in. mount, featuring a view of the ship,"Chattanooga," near a barge, with its crew of African American and white men positioned at various points throughout the ship. Flags fly at the front and back of the ship. Although there were several Civil War-era ships named "Chattanooga," this example was likely built in Kingston, NY in 1857 and owned by James and William Williams, who possessed several other ships. Lacking a photographer's imprint but likely taken at Stone's River, TN, during the summer of 1863.
Even toning to image and a few minor spots; slight toning and soiling of the mount.