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Unknown [Port Hudson, Provost Marshall's Quarters]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05111.01.0014 Author/Creator: Unknown Place Written: Port Hudson, Louisiana Type: Photograph Date: 1863 Pagination: 1 albumen print ; 24 x 21.4 cm.

A print of a photograph taken in Port Hudson, Louisiana in 1863. It portrays a cabin with black women laborers gathered in front and black soldiers lined up on the side. Pencil description written on back notes that Provost Marshall Captain Schenk [?] stands in the doorway of the house. Said to be a reading of the Emancipation Proclamation. Either McPherson & Oliver or the same photographer who did the winter scene (next item). It is a mounted albumen print.

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