19th century unmounted albumen print depicting the bridge at Gay Street located in downtown Knoxville, TN. The scene depicts the wooden bridge spanning the Tennessee River from East to West, the foreground depicting an undeveloped bank and the opposite bank background showing the developed downtown of Knoxville. Writing en verso reads: View of Knoxville. 3 1/8" H x 3 7/8" W. Circa 1873. Note: This photo depicts the first permanent wood bridge at Gay Street which was built to replace the original pontoon bridge. It was built by Union General Ambrose E. Burnside and was subsequently destroyed by a flood in 1867. CONDITION: Unmounted. Some minor crinkling to paper, losses to lower edges.
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