The Slave Trade in Alexandria
Original Author: Andrew J. Russell
Created: Between 1862 and 1865
Medium: Albumen print

The Slave Trade in Alexandria

A Civil War–era photograph by Andrew J. Russell shows Union soldiers and other men posing in front of a building in occupied Alexandria where the slave dealers Price, Birch and Company once operated. The premises were once owned by the slave-trading firm Franklin and Armfield. The Union army used the former slave jail to house Confederate prisoners.