Created: photographed between 1861 and 1865, printed between 1880 and 1889
Medium: Albumen print on card mount, Photograph
Alexandria ca. 1861-1865
This bird’s-eye view of Alexandria was taken between 1861 and 1865, showing what the city looked like during the Civil War. The Bottoms, a predominantly Black neighborhood at this time, is partially visible in this photograph. The roundhouse at the Alexandria train station is visible near the center of the photograph.