• The Miller-Plummer Collection  auction at Christies

    Sale 2279

    The Miller-Plummer Collection of Photographs

    8 October 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 520

    PHOTOGRAPHER UNKNOWN

    Richmond, Virginia, after the Civil War, c. 1865

    Price Realised  

    PHOTOGRAPHER UNKNOWN
    Richmond, Virginia, after the Civil War, c. 1865
    14 albumen prints
    the majority titled in pencil (on the mount)
    varying sizes from 6 7/8 x 8 7/8in. (17.5 x 22.5cm.) to 3 5/8 x 4 7/8in. (9.3 x 12.5cm.)


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    Some of these photographs were later published by the publishers of stereoviews, Selden and Ennis.

    Provenance

    With Ken Apollo, Rhinebeck, New York, 1980s


    Pre-Lot Text

    No pen is required to tell of the ruin and desolation reigning there. The fiery destruction which visited it in April last, left little but ruins in the principal portions of the city to tell the tale of war and woe. (Philadelphia Photographer, vol. II, October 1865)