Libby Prison.
 Blythe, David Gilmour, 1815-1865

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Title:Libby Prison
Notes:This is a rendering of the interior of Libby Prison, a Confederate Civil War facility in Richmond, Virginia. It was formerly a tobacco warehouse and was converted in 1861 to a prison for Union officers. Unsanitary and crowded conditions led to a high number of deaths in 1863-64.
Artist:Blythe, David Gilmour, 1815-1865
Building:Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Country:United States

Scripture:Psalm 120
Psalm 9:15-20
Isaiah 42:1-9
Lectionary links:CProp09
General Subject:Prison

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Attribution:Blythe, David Gilmour, 1815-1865. Libby Prison, from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN. [retrieved July 20, 2024]. Original source:,_1863.jpg.
Record Number:50259 Last Updated: 2021-10-13 16:10:05 Record Created: 2007-03-14 00:00:00
Institution:Vanderbilt University Collection: Art in the Christian Tradition