Gutekunst, Frederick (1831-1917) Lutheran Theological Seminary from second story of Foulk House, Gettysburg, PA., 12 July 1863 ca.
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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05111.01.0227 Author/Creator: Gutekunst, Frederick (1831-1917) Place Written: Gettysburg, Pa. Type: Photograph Date: 1863/07/12 ca. Pagination: 1 photograph 41.3 x 33 cm
Taken by Gutekunst. Accompanying text panel reads: "Scenes from the battlefield at Gettysburg, PA. The Seminary. Being the left of our Line of Battle on the 1st of July. In front of the Grove to the right is the spot where General Reynolds fell." Reynolds was actually killed roughly a half mile from the Seminary [in the same direction that the camera faces]. In "Early Photography at Gettysburg," Frassinito suggests Gutekunst took the photograph from this unique perspective in an attempt to incorporate both subjects [the Seminary and Reynolds' death] into his composition. Samuel K. Foulk's House was located on the Chambersburg Pike.
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