Come Right In, Don't Knock, Petersburg, Virginia
Imprint of Taylor & Huntington, Hartford, Conn. The War For The Union, Photographic History, 1861-1865. Original Photographs taken by the Government Photographer during the war. View No. 6161. Libby Prison, Richmond, Va. This famous prison was the scene of much suffering during the war. Union prisoners were crowded into this building like sardines in a box. The prisoners were ill treated and more than half starved by the brutal keepers. Some wonderful escapes were made by tunneling a long distance and coming up to the surface away from the prison, and then escaping into the Union lines some miles away. The albumen photograph measures, 3 1/2 x 3, and is blind stamped, copyrighted. Mount measures, 7 x 4 1/2.
There is another photograph on the reverse side. View No. 6035. Come Right In, Don't Knock. General Grant's messengers were apt to call on the Petersburg people almost any time, day or night. They always came in a hurry and didn't stop to knock or wait to be invited in. This view shows how one of them went in. There probably was not a house in the city but what was hit by the shell from our batteries.The albumen photograph measures, 3 1/8 x 3. The Taylor & Huntington imprint, etc. is the same as described above.
Light age toning. Mount is worn at edges and corners. Fine pair of images.