Henry P. Moore (Concord, New Hampshire, United States)
Headquarters of Post Quarter-Master, - Sergt. Matthew E. Porter, Edisto Island, S.C.
Albumen print, 1862 to 1863
With Moore's New Hampshire credit and the title printed on the original mount recto. NOTE: Edisto Island was occupied by Union forces in 1862. The building shown here was the headquarters of the Post Quarter-Master and the Harbor-Master, Samuel Livingston, 47th New York Volunteers. NOTE: The building is William Seabrook's Library. Moore's photograph shows the "place at a moment of transition. Two northern military men rest easily on the stairs...flanked by two 'contraband' slaves."
Size:6 x 8 in. (15.3 x 20.5 cm.)
No. 21.188
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