Original Author: Unknown
Created: Between 1862 and 1865; printed between 1880 and 1889
Medium: Albumen photographic print on card mount

Freedmen’s Village

Photograph shows African-American adults and children reading books while lined up in front of a barracks-like building. The same building is shown in "Freedman's Barracks, Alexandria, Va." (LC LOT 4161-H, no. 22) The National Archives describes this photograph as "A contraband school" (ID 111-B-S240). The White House Historical Association describes this photo as depicting the residents of Camp Barker as they prepared for Lincoln's visit. Freedman's Village, Arlington [i.e., Alexandria], Va.

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