STEREO VIEW OF THE BUILDING THAT HOUSED LIBBY PRISON DURING THE CHICAGO WORLDS FAIR

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Image shows a long stone building, perhaps a block long, with keeps and a turreted spire with a large US flag waving above it and a number of carts parked in the street in front of the building. Caption at bottom reads “VIEWS AT LIBBY PRISION, CHICAGO. WALL ON WABASH AVENUE FRONT.”

Libby Prison, located on Tobacco Row on the waterfront in Richmond, VA, was built before the war as a food warehouse. In 1880, the building was purchased by Southern Fertilizer Company. Nine years later, it was bought by Charles F. Gunther, a candymaker, disassembled, and moved to Chicago, Illinois. There it was rebuilt and renovated to serve as a war museum (1889-1899). After the museum failed to draw enough crowds, the building was dismantled and was sold in pieces as souvenirs.

The view was published by H. H. Bennett, Kilbourne City, Wisconsin.

Image is clear with good contrast and is mounted on a yellow card that is clean.  [ad/ld]

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