Measure between 6.75" x 3.5" â€“ 7" x 4"
Various places; circa 1860s-1870s
A group of stereoviews by various photographers and publishers, from the Civil War and post-bellum period. The first, #657 is titled. "Negro family coming into the Union Lines". This is a very famous image on which Alfred Waud based his drawing of the same title featured in the January 31, 1863 issue of Harper's Weekly, after the Emancipation Proclamation had gone into effect.
The second, unnumbered depicts a group of five children working as chimney sweeps. The third image, #885 is called "Cabin Home" in Petersburg, Virginia. The final stereoview, #126 is titled "15th Amendment bringing his Crop to Town". The group is a great sampling of the immediate effects of the Civil War on African-Americans.
Condition: Light edge wear and soiling, else very good.