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Libby Prison, Richmond, Virginia, circa 1915-1916

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umd:92583
umd:92584

Summary:Libby Prison, Richmond, Virginia, circa 1915-1916. Caption reads: "Beautiful and Historical Richmond, Va. Series. No. 12. Libby Prison, Richmond, Virginia. In this famous building, which formerly stood on the corner of 20th & Cary Sts., thousands of Federal Officers were imprisoned during the war. On one occasion 19 successfully effected their escape by tunnelling under its walls. Was dismantled in 1893, re-erected in Chicago for exhibition purposes during the World's Fair and is now here." Postmark date: August 22, 1916; Postcard number: 12, 42880; Message included.
Provider:Southern Bargain House
Century:1901-2000
Place of origin – Continent:North America
Place of origin – Country:United States of America
Place of origin – Region:Virginia
Place of origin – Settlement:Richmond
Temporal subject: 1911-1920
Geographical subject – Continent:North America
Geographical subject – Country:United States of America
Geographical subject – Region:Virginia
Geographical subject – Settlement:Richmond
Topical subjects:Prisons
Libby Prison
Genre:Postcards
ArchivesUM location:Institute of American Deltiology Postcard Collection
  • series Virginia
  • box 11
Repository:National Trust for Historic Preservation Library Collection
Browse terms:Architecture, Landscape, Historic Places
Copyright holder:Public Domain
Collection:National Trust Library Historic Postcard Collection
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