Exterior view of Price, Birch & Co., dealers in slaves, located at 1315 Duke Street in Alexandria, Virginia. The three-story brick building features a painted sign above the ground floor, and a ladder leans against a side wing of the building, beneath three windows covered with bars. Two trees grow in front of a picket fence on the left, and a fence lines the dirt road in the foreground.


  • Title: Slave Pen, Alexandria, Virginia
  • Creator: William R. Pywell, Alexander Gardner
  • Date Created: August 1862
  • Location Created: Washington, District of Columbia, United States
  • Physical Dimensions: 17.1 × 22.9 cm (6 3/4 × 9 in.)
  • Type: Print
  • External Link: Find out more about this object on the Museum website.
  • Medium: Albumen silver print
  • Terms of Use: Open Content
  • Number: 84.XO.944.2.1.2
  • Culture: American
  • Credit Line: The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
  • Creator Display Name: William R. Pywell (American, 1843 - 1886) Alexander Gardner (American, born Scotland, 1821 - 1882)
  • Classification: Photographs (Visual Works)

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