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Object Name Painting
Title Gratiot Street Prison
Catalog Number 0985.08.00051
Description Oil on canvas painting. It depicts an urban scene, a multi-story building (prison) with a hexagonal dome.
Material paint (oil); textile (canvas); wood
Dimensions H-43 W-51 inches
Owner Regiment Gratiot Military Prison, St. Louis, Missouri
Provenance The oil painting depicts Gratiot Street Prison in St. Louis, Missouri. Union officials converted the building, originally a medical college owned by McDowell, into a military prison. Confederate prisoners and Southern sympathizers were confined there during the war, 1861-1865.
Search Terms Gratiot Street Prison
St. Louis, Missouri
Subjects POW's
Prisoners of war