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Armstead, George (fl. 1861-1865) Ruins of Mississippi Valley Mill.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05111.01.0027 Author/Creator: Armstead, George (fl. 1861-1865) Place Written: s.l. Type: Photograph Date: Pagination: 1 albumen print ; 27.9 x 22.8 cm.

Summary of Content: A print of a photograph taken of ruins during the Civil War. Civilian sitting in foreground, another standing with white frock coat in middleground, and a third on the other side of the tree from the second. The size of the final figure in contrast to the ruins gives evidence to the massive scale of the structure. Identified in Photographic History of the Civil War as "Mississippi Valley Mill." Purple ink inscription on adhered tag: No 9. "Cannot locate this is a typical war scene burned mill or factory." Inscription on verso: "XI 317." Stamp of the Century Co.


Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: Civil WarMilitary HistoryUnion ForcesConfederate States of AmericaMillWartime Pillaging and Destruction

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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