Andersonville Prison, Georgia, South End View of the Stockade
Date August 17, 1864
Artist:Andrew Jackson Riddle, American, 1829 - 1897
Dimensions Overall, Image: 3 1/8 × 4 3/4 in. (7.9 × 12.1 cm) Overall, Support: 6 3/8 × 7 7/8 in. (16.2 × 20 cm) Overall, Mat: 16 × 20 in. (40.6 × 50.8 cm)
Medium Albumen print
Credit Line Gift of David L. Hack and Museum purchase, with funds from Walter P. Chrysler, Jr., by exchange
Description This is an unmounted albumen print. A photograph of Andersonville Prison, Georgia. Appears to be an uneven field filled with crowded tents. Several men in the foreground are crouched near a wooden structure that spans across the foreground. A few other men stand guard watching the crouched men. The wording below reads "South End view of Stockade. Showing the Sentry Stands in the distance. August 17th 1864." The David L. Hack Civil War Photography Collection (Hack Collection No. 50).
Exhibition History"Civil War Photographs from the David L. Hack Collection and Civil War Redux: Pinhole Photographs by Willie Anne Wright," Alice R. and Sol B. Frank Photo Galleries, Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, VA, February 3 - October 29, 2006; Cape Fear Museum, Wilmington, NC, February 15 - May 28, 2007; Huntington Museum of Art, Huntington, WV, July 26 - September 21, 2008
Current Location Chrysler Museum of Art, Gallery 213
Object Label A.J. Riddle American (1828-1897) Andersonville Prison, Georgia, South End View of Stockade, August 17, 1864 Albumen print on A.J. Riddle mount 98.32.267 Today, Andersonville National Historic Site is the only park in the National Park System to serve as a memorial to all American prisoners of war throughout the nation's history. The 515-acre park consists of the historic prison site and the National Cemetery. Congress stated in the authorizing legislation that this park's purpose is "to provide an understanding of the overall prisoner of war story of the Civil War, to interpret the role of prisoner of war camps in history, to commemorate the sacrifice of Americans who lost their lives in such camps, and to preserve the monuments located within the site." In 1998 the National Prisoner of War Museum opened at Andersonville, dedicated to the men and women of this country who have suffered captivity. Edited By: DS Edited Date: 01/2006
Object Number 98.32.267