Stereocards, mostly Anthony War Views, O'Sullivan, etc. [decimalized]
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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05137 Author/Creator: Place Written: [various places] Type: Photograph Date: 1861-1865 ca. Pagination: 271 photographs
271 stereocards primarily E. & H. T. Anthony's "War Views," and "Prominent Portraits." Other publishers include Timothy O'Sullivan, G.W. Pach and Taylor & Huntington. See separate database for a complete listing of images. Highlights include a "War Views" image entitled "Wounded Indians" (#1) "The Home Guard" (#2), Elmira Prison Camp (#3), "Colored Army Teamsters (#4), "Slave Pens at Alexandria" (#75-76), and various images from battles through-out the war. Portraits of various generals including U. S. Grant (#146-165, some Cold Harbor and presidential) and William T. Sherman (#135-140, mostly Atlanta), complement the collection. Other photographs of special interest are views of the forts around Washington (#10, 20-22, 112-115), images documenting ordinance and supplies (#170-178), and Chambersburg (#38-40), battlefields at Bull Run (# 7-8), Fredericksburg (#12), Gettysburg (#23-37), Vicksburg, Nashville (#41-51), Petersburg (#54-73), Fort Sumter and Charleston vicinity (# 80-111), Richmond and Libby Prison (#121-133). Scenes of camp life include gymnastics (#194), barbering (#196), embalming the dead (#198) and various other images. Post war images includes the Grand Review of the armies in May 1865 (#253-256), the return of the 69th New York (#258) and Lincoln's funeral (#259).
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