Lithograph Libby Prison by J.L. Barlow

Civil War Original Antique Lithograph Entitled “Libby Prison – The Only Picture In Existence” by J.L. Barlow

Suggested Price: $395.00

This lithograph is entitled “Libby Prison – The Only Picture in Existence” by J.L. Barlow | circa 1882 | Published by Mountcastle, Richmond, Virginia | The print depicts Libby Prison “As it appeared August 23, 1863” – its detail shows three men and a child standing in the foreground with tents labeled “C.S.A.” immediately behind them, and the Libby Prison building in the background

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  • This lithograph is entitled “Libby Prison – The Only Picture in Existence” by J.L. Barlow | circa 1882 | Published by Mountcastle, Richmond, Virginia | The print depicts Libby Prison “As it appeared August 23, 1863” – its detail shows three men and a child standing in the foreground with tents labeled “C.S.A.” immediately behind them, and the Libby Prison building in the background | This original antique print is handsomely matted and framed to approx. 22″ x 18″ | Condition:  See Pictures – Toning in upper left corner.

    Libby Prison was a Confederate prison in Richmond, Virginia during the American Civil War. It gained an infamous reputation for the overcrowded and harsh conditions under which officer prisoners from the Union Army were kept. Prisoners suffered from disease, malnutrition and a high mortality rate. By 1863, one thousand prisoners were crowded into large open rooms on two floors, with open, barred windows leaving them exposed to weather and temperature extremes. The building was built before the war as a food warehouse. The structure was moved to Chicago in 1889 to serve as a war museum. It was dismantled in 1899 with its pieces sold as souvenirs.

  • Weight

    5lb.

    Height

    18"

    Width

    22"

    Depth

    2"

    Weight

    5lb.

    Height

    18"

    Width

    22"

    Depth

    2"

    Artist / Maker

    J. L. Barlow

    Date

    19th Century

    Frame

    Yes

    Kind

    Books, Maps, Documents and Manuscripts, Collectibles, Ephemera, Memorabilia, Militaria, Prints

    Medium

    Ink

    Origin

    American

    Other

    Glass Covering, Matted

    Size

    M (up to 30 in.)

    Subject

    American Civil War

    Support

    Paper

    Title

    Libby Prison