Civil War Albumen Photograph, Stone River, Possibly Unpublished
Albumen photograph, 8 x 5.5 in., on 9.25 x 7.25 in. mount with ink title, "Stone River." Lacking a photographer's imprint. Across the banks of the diminutive body of water, this previously unknown photograph captures a camp of soldiers, casually dressed in fatigue blouses, kersey trousers, and slouch hats, traveling by covered wagons. Standing on the river bed is a young African American boy, his hat tilted, hip cocked, and hands around his belt, with his dog by his side. Other soldiers stand or pose with their arms crossed or hands on their hips, looking directly at the camera. There appears to be a few more African American men situated near the tents. A fine, never-before-seen view of a small camp in Tennessee, likely taken during the summer of 1863.
Toning to photograph, with heavier toning along lower left and lower margin of the mount.