1865 Civil War O'CONNER HOUSE Charleston, SC John P Soule Stereoview Fire/War Ruins Where Union POW Officers Were Held

Up for sale is this VERY RARE 1860's Albumen Stereoview by John P Soule from the "War Views" series and titled No. 365 ~ O'Conner House, where Union Officers were confined under fire. [Charleston, S.C. from March or April of 1865]. Flat mount stereoview measures 6 3/4" long by 3 1/4" high. Photo has light even fading with very good contrast/details, light soiling, and a vertical crease line through middle, slightly affecting both images. Mount has wear to edges/rounded corners, while back has some soiling, and is partly cracked, but still firmly attached, where vertical crease on front is located. Image itself is in excellent condition with no fading, but only VG+ over all due to crease which is mainly between images, while mount is only good condition since it is partly cracked. Since condition is subjective, please look at photos and decide for yourself. This would make an OUTSTANDING addition to ANY stereoview or Civil War collection.

Stereoview shows two homes that are a study in contrasts. The fancy, 3-story, colonnaded, home with 2 story extension in background is amazingly undamaged. It is the O'Conner House, which was used by the Confederates as a prison for captured Union Officer POW's. On the other hand the fancy multi-storied home in the foreground has literally been reduced to a pile of rubble, except for the large brick chimney with fireplace openings that is still visible. There are four people posing on/near the rubble pile for the photographer which gives the view some much needed size perspective. The man sitting on the bricks is obviously smoking a pipe, the person at far left appears to be a younger boy, and I can't tell if the other two people are men or boys. It should be mentioned that the Confederates didn't really have any safer place to hold their POW's at this time, since the whole city was within the range of the artillery from the Federal stronghold on Morris Island. Back says: War Views, ~ Published By ~ John P. Soule, 199 Washington Street, Boston. ~ Charleston, S.C. and Forts in Vicinity ~ Photographed on the spot, in March and April, 1865.

Item ID: 240

1865 Civil War O'CONNER HOUSE Charleston, SC John P Soule Stereoview Fire/War Ruins Where Union POW Officers Were Held

1865 Civil War O'CONNER HOUSE Charleston, SC John P Soule Stereoview Fire/War Ruins Where Union POW Officers Were Held
1865 Civil War O'CONNER HOUSE Charleston, SC John P Soule Stereoview Fire/War Ruins Where Union POW Officers Were Held
1865 Civil War O'CONNER HOUSE Charleston, SC John P Soule Stereoview Fire/War Ruins Where Union POW Officers Were Held
1865 Civil War O'CONNER HOUSE Charleston, SC John P Soule Stereoview Fire/War Ruins Where Union POW Officers Were Held
1865 Civil War O'CONNER HOUSE Charleston, SC John P Soule Stereoview Fire/War Ruins Where Union POW Officers Were Held
1865 Civil War O'CONNER HOUSE Charleston, SC John P Soule Stereoview Fire/War Ruins Where Union POW Officers Were Held
1865 Civil War O'CONNER HOUSE Charleston, SC John P Soule Stereoview Fire/War Ruins Where Union POW Officers Were Held

Up for sale is this VERY RARE 1860's Albumen Stereoview by John P Soule from the "War Views" series and titled No. 365 ~ O'Conner House, where Union Officers were confined under fire. [Charleston, S.C. from March or April of 1865]. Flat mount stereoview measures 6 3/4" long by 3 1/4" high. Photo has light even fading with very good contrast/details, light soiling, and a vertical crease line through middle, slightly affecting both images. Mount has wear to edges/rounded corners, while back has some soiling, and is partly cracked, but still firmly attached, where vertical crease on front is located. Image itself is in excellent condition with no fading, but only VG+ over all due to crease which is mainly between images, while mount is only good condition since it is partly cracked. Since condition is subjective, please look at photos and decide for yourself. This would make an OUTSTANDING addition to ANY stereoview or Civil War collection.

Stereoview shows two homes that are a study in contrasts. The fancy, 3-story, colonnaded, home with 2 story extension in background is amazingly undamaged. It is the O'Conner House, which was used by the Confederates as a prison for captured Union Officer POW's. On the other hand the fancy multi-storied home in the foreground has literally been reduced to a pile of rubble, except for the large brick chimney with fireplace openings that is still visible. There are four people posing on/near the rubble pile for the photographer which gives the view some much needed size perspective. The man sitting on the bricks is obviously smoking a pipe, the person at far left appears to be a younger boy, and I can't tell if the other two people are men or boys. It should be mentioned that the Confederates didn't really have any safer place to hold their POW's at this time, since the whole city was within the range of the artillery from the Federal stronghold on Morris Island. Back says: War Views, ~ Published By ~ John P. Soule, 199 Washington Street, Boston. ~ Charleston, S.C. and Forts in Vicinity ~ Photographed on the spot, in March and April, 1865.

Item ID: 240

$160 USD

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