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and the American Civil War
April 2–September 2, 2013
Pennsylvania Light Artillery, Battery B, Petersburg, Virginia
Timothy H. O'Sullivan
(American, born Ireland, 1840–1882)
Date: 1864
Medium: Albumen silver print from glass negative
Accession Number: 33.65.241
Sojourner Truth, "I Sell the Shadow to Support the Substance"
Unknown
(American)
Date: 1864
Medium: Albumen silver print from glass negative
Accession Number: 2013.54
The Scourged Back
Attributed to McPherson & Oliver
(American, active New Orleans and Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 1860s)
Date: April 1863
Medium: Albumen silver print from glass negative
Accession Number: SL.4.2013.8.1
Slave Pen, Alexandria, Virginia
Andrew Joseph Russell
(American, 1830–1902)
Date: 1863
Medium: Albumen silver print from glass negative
Accession Number: 2005.100.91
[Woman Holding Cased Portraits of Civil War Soldiers]
Unknown
Date: 1861–65
Medium: Tintype
Accession Number: SL.4.2013.16.1
A Harvest of Death, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
Timothy H. O'Sullivan
(American, born Ireland, 1840–1882)
Date: July 1863
Medium: Albumen silver print from glass negative
Accession Number: 2005.100.1201
Private Samuel Shoop, Company F, 200th Pennsylvania Infantry
Reed Brockway Bontecou
(American, 1824–1907)
Date: April–May 1865
Medium: Albumen silver print from glass negative
Accession Number: 1992.5134
Ruins of Gallego Flour Mills, Richmond
Alexander Gardner
(American, Glasgow, Scotland 1821–1882 Washington, D.C.)
Date: 1865
Medium: Albumen silver prints from glass negatives
Accession Number: 33.65.11, .226
Sergeant Alex Rogers with Battle Flag, Eighty-third Pennsylvania Volunteers, Third Brigade, First Division, Fifth Corps, Army of the Potomac
Unknown
(American)
Date: ca. 1863
Medium: Albumen silver print from glass negative
Accession Number: 2013.50
[Soldier's Kepi with First National Flag of the Confederacy]
Unknown
Date: April 1861
Medium: Ambrotype
Accession Number: SL.4.2013.18.2
[Game Board with Portraits of President Abraham Lincoln and Union Generals]
Unknown
Date: 1862
Medium: Albumen silver prints from glass negatives
Accession Number: SL.4.2013.2.5
Abraham Lincoln
Mathew B. Brady
(American, near Lake George, New York 1823?–1896 New York)
Date: February 27, 1860
Medium: Albumen silver print from glass negative
Accession Number: SL.4.2013.13.2
[Presidential Campaign Medal with portraits of Abraham Lincoln and Hannibal Hamlin]
Unknown
Date: 1860
Medium: Tintype
Accession Number: 2012.12
Terre-plein off the Gorge, Fort Sumter
Attributed to Alma A. Pelot
(American, active Charleston, South Carolina, 1850s–1860s)
Date: April 15, 1861
Medium: Albumen silver print from glass negative
Accession Number: SL.4.2013.12.4
Jeff Davis 'Taking' Washington
Unknown
Date: 1861–65
Medium: Ink on paper
Accession Number: SL.4.2013.2.15
Mathew B. Brady's Studio Camera and Tripod
Unknown
Date: 1860s
Medium: Wooden camera, lens, and tripod
Accession Number: SL.4.2013.4.2a–d
[Picture Gallery Photographs]
Unknown
(American)
Date: 1860s
Medium: Albumen silver print from glass negative
Accession Number: 2013.57
March from Annapolis to Washington, Robert C. Rathbone, Sergeant Major, Seventh Regiment, New York Militia
Unknown
Date: April 24, 1861
Medium: Albumen silver print from glass negative
Accession Number: SL.4.2013.7.4
Private William Henry Lord, Company I, Eleventh Kansas Volunteer Cavalry
George Wertz
(American, active Kansas City, Missouri, 1860s)
Date: 1863–65
Medium: Albumen silver print from glass negative
Accession Number: SL.4.2013.5.4
Brigadier General Gustavus A. DeRussy and Staff on Steps of Arlington House, Arlington, Virginia
Alexander Gardner
(American, Glasgow, Scotland 1821–1882 Washington, D.C.)
Date: May 1864
Medium: Albumen silver print from glass negative
Accession Number: 1986.1166.2
Laborers at Quartermaster's Wharf, Alexandria, Virginia
Attributed to Andrew Joseph Russell
(American, 1830–1902)
Date: 1863–65
Medium: Albumen silver print from glass negative
Accession Number: 33.65.40
[Private Thomas Gaston Wood, Drummer, Company H, "Walton Infantry," Eleventh Regiment Georgia Volunteer Infantry]
Unknown
Date: 1861
Medium: Tintype
Accession Number: SL.4.2013.18.7
[Union Soldier in Dress Coat, Seated, before Painted Backdrop (left); Union Soldier in Winter Overcoat, Standing, in Full Marching Order (right)]
Unknown
(American)
Date: 1861–65
Medium: Ambrotype; tintype
Accession Number: SL.4.2013.6.4, .5
[Private James House with Fighting Knife, Sixteenth Georgia Cavalry Battalion, Army of Tennessee]
Unknown
Date: 1861–62?
Medium: Ambrotype
Accession Number: SL.4.2013.18.16
Ordnance, Private
Attributed to Oliver H. Willard
(American, active 1850s–70s, died 1875)
Date: 1866
Medium: Albumen silver print from glass negative
Accession Number: 2010.37
Field Where General Reynolds Fell, Gettysburg
Timothy H. O'Sullivan
(American, born Ireland, 1840–1882)
Date: 1863
Medium: Albumen silver print from glass negative
Accession Number: 2005.100.502.1 (37)
Studying the Art of War, Fairfax Court-House, [Virginia]
Alexander Gardner
(American, Glasgow, Scotland 1821–1882 Washington, D.C.)
Date: June 1863
Medium: Albumen silver print from glass negative
Accession Number: SL.4.2013.11.6
Gardner's Photographic Sketchbook of the War, Volume 2
Alexander Gardner
(American, Glasgow, Scotland 1821–1882 Washington, D.C.)
Date: 1863
Medium: Albumen silver prints from glass negatives
Accession Number: 2005.100.502.2 (1-50)
A Burial Party, Cold Harbor, Virginia
John Reekie
(American, active 1860s)
Date: April 1865
Medium: Albumen silver print from glass negative
Accession Number: SL.4.2013.11.11
Government Coal Wharf, Alexandria, Virginia
Andrew Joseph Russell
(American, 1830–1902)
Date: ca. 1863
Medium: Albumen silver print from glass negative
Accession Number: SL.4.2013.14.7
[Union Private, Eleventh New York Infantry (First Fire Zouaves)]
Unknown
Date: May–June 1861
Medium: Ambrotype
Accession Number: SL.4.2013.7.10
Frances Clalin Clayton
Samuel Masury
(American, 1818–1874)
Date: 1864–66
Medium: Albumen silver print from glass negative
Accession Number: SL.4.2013.19.3
Private Louis Troutman, Company F, 108th Regiment, U.S. Colored Infantry
Gayford & Speidel
(Active Rock Island, Illinois, 1860s)
Date: January–May 1865
Medium: Albumen silver print from glass negative
Accession Number: SL.4.2013.3.11
[Sailors on the Deck of the U.S.S. Hartford]
McPherson & Oliver
(American, active New Orleans and Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 1860s)
Date: 1864
Medium: Albumen silver print from glass negative
Accession Number: SL.4.2013.2.31
[Young Man, Standing, beside Empty Chair with Civil War Kepi on Seat, and Worn Boots, in Studio]
C. Burgess
(American)
Date: ca. 1865
Medium: Albumen silver print from glass negative
Accession Number: SL.4.2013.19.4
Union Sergent John Emery
Unknown
(American)
Date: 1861–65
Medium: Tintype
Accession Number: 2012.73
[Private James Malcolm Hart, Crenshaw's Virginia Battery]
Unknown
Date: 1862–65
Medium: Ambrotype
Accession Number: SL.4.2013.18.24
[Union Infantry Soldier Wearing Light-Colored Overcoat with Short Cape]
Unknown
(American)
Date: 1861–65
Medium: Ambrotype
Accession Number: SL.4.2013.6.1
Emancipated Slaves Brought from Louisiana by Colonel George H. Banks
Myron H. Kimball
(American, active 1860s)
Date: December 1863
Medium: Albumen silver print from glass negative
Accession Number: 2005.100.92
Wilson, Branded Slave from New Orleans
Charles Paxson
(American, active New York, 1860s)
Date: 1863
Medium: Albumen silver print from glass negative
Accession Number: SL.4.2013.14.10
Thirty-three Thousand Prisoners in Bastile. South-west View of Stockade, Showing the Dead Line, Andersonville Prison, Georgia
A. J. Riddle
(American, 1828–1897)
Date: August 17, 1864
Medium: Albumen silver print from glass negative
Accession Number: SL.4.2013.12.7
Emaciated Union Soldier Liberated from Andersonville Prison
J. W. Jones
(American, active Orange, Massachusetts, 1860s)
Date: 1865
Medium: Albumen silver print from glass negative
Accession Number: SL.4.2013.2.32
Rebel Works in Front of Atlanta, Georgia, No. 1
George N. Barnard
(American, 1819–1902)
Date: 1864
Medium: Albumen silver print from glass negative
Accession Number: SL.4.2013.10.11
Destruction of Hood's Ordinance Train
George N. Barnard
(American, 1819–1902)
Date: 1864
Medium: Albumen silver print from glass negative
Accession Number: SL.4.2013.5.7
Union Private John Parmenter, Company G, Sixty-seventh Pennsylvania Volunteers
Reed Brockway Bontecou
(American, 1824–1907)
Date: June 21, 1865
Medium: Albumen silver print from glass negative
Accession Number: SL.4.2013.1.1
[Wounded Soldiers on Cots, possibly at Harewood Hospital]
Reed Brockway Bontecou
(American, 1824–1907)
Date: 1865
Medium: Albumen silver print from glass negative
Accession Number: 2013.49
[Broadside for the Capture of John Wilkes Booth, John Surratt, and David Herold]
Unknown
(American)
Date: April 20, 1865
Medium: Ink on paper with three albumen silver prints from glass negatives
Accession Number: 2005.100.96
[Mourning Corsage with Portrait of Abraham Lincoln]
Unknown
(American)
Date: April 1865
Medium: Black and white silk with tintype set inside brass button
Accession Number: 2013.46
General Robert E. Lee
Mathew B. Brady
(American, near Lake George, New York 1823?–1896 New York)
Date: 1865
Medium: Albumen silver print from glass negative
Accession Number: 2005.100.1213
Pennsylvania Light Artillery, Battery B, Petersburg, Virginia
Timothy H. O'Sullivan
(American, born Ireland, 1840–1882)
Date: 1864
Accession Number: 33.65.241
Sojourner Truth, "I Sell the Shadow to Support the Substance"
Unknown
(American)
Date: 1864
Accession Number: 2013.54
The Scourged Back
Attributed to McPherson & Oliver
(American, active New Orleans and Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 1860s)
Date: April 1863
Accession Number: SL.4.2013.8.1
Slave Pen, Alexandria, Virginia
Andrew Joseph Russell
(American, 1830–1902)
Date: 1863
Accession Number: 2005.100.91
[Woman Holding Cased Portraits of Civil War Soldiers]
Unknown
Date: 1861–65
Accession Number: SL.4.2013.16.1
A Harvest of Death, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
Timothy H. O'Sullivan
(American, born Ireland, 1840–1882)
Date: July 1863
Accession Number: 2005.100.1201
Private Samuel Shoop, Company F, 200th Pennsylvania Infantry
Reed Brockway Bontecou
(American, 1824–1907)
Date: April–May 1865
Accession Number: 1992.5134
Ruins of Gallego Flour Mills, Richmond
Alexander Gardner
(American, Glasgow, Scotland 1821–1882 Washington, D.C.)
Date: 1865
Accession Number: 33.65.11, .226
[Soldier's Kepi with First National Flag of the Confederacy]
Unknown
Date: April 1861
Accession Number: SL.4.2013.18.2
Abraham Lincoln
Mathew B. Brady
(American, near Lake George, New York 1823?–1896 New York)
Date: February 27, 1860
Accession Number: SL.4.2013.13.2
Terre-plein off the Gorge, Fort Sumter
Attributed to Alma A. Pelot
(American, active Charleston, South Carolina, 1850s–1860s)
Date: April 15, 1861
Accession Number: SL.4.2013.12.4
Jeff Davis 'Taking' Washington
Unknown
Date: 1861–65
Accession Number: SL.4.2013.2.15
Mathew B. Brady's Studio Camera and Tripod
Unknown
Date: 1860s
Accession Number: SL.4.2013.4.2a–d
[Picture Gallery Photographs]
Unknown
(American)
Date: 1860s
Accession Number: 2013.57
Private William Henry Lord, Company I, Eleventh Kansas Volunteer Cavalry
George Wertz
(American, active Kansas City, Missouri, 1860s)
Date: 1863–65
Accession Number: SL.4.2013.5.4
Brigadier General Gustavus A. DeRussy and Staff on Steps of Arlington House, Arlington, Virginia
Alexander Gardner
(American, Glasgow, Scotland 1821–1882 Washington, D.C.)
Date: May 1864
Accession Number: 1986.1166.2
Laborers at Quartermaster's Wharf, Alexandria, Virginia
Attributed to Andrew Joseph Russell
(American, 1830–1902)
Date: 1863–65
Accession Number: 33.65.40
Ordnance, Private
Attributed to Oliver H. Willard
(American, active 1850s–70s, died 1875)
Date: 1866
Accession Number: 2010.37
Field Where General Reynolds Fell, Gettysburg
Timothy H. O'Sullivan
(American, born Ireland, 1840–1882)
Date: 1863
Accession Number: 2005.100.502.1 (37)
Studying the Art of War, Fairfax Court-House, [Virginia]
Alexander Gardner
(American, Glasgow, Scotland 1821–1882 Washington, D.C.)
Date: June 1863
Accession Number: SL.4.2013.11.6
Gardner's Photographic Sketchbook of the War, Volume 2
Alexander Gardner
(American, Glasgow, Scotland 1821–1882 Washington, D.C.)
Date: 1863
Accession Number: 2005.100.502.2 (1-50)
A Burial Party, Cold Harbor, Virginia
John Reekie
(American, active 1860s)
Date: April 1865
Accession Number: SL.4.2013.11.11
Government Coal Wharf, Alexandria, Virginia
Andrew Joseph Russell
(American, 1830–1902)
Date: ca. 1863
Accession Number: SL.4.2013.14.7
[Union Private, Eleventh New York Infantry (First Fire Zouaves)]
Unknown
Date: May–June 1861
Accession Number: SL.4.2013.7.10
Frances Clalin Clayton
Samuel Masury
(American, 1818–1874)
Date: 1864–66
Accession Number: SL.4.2013.19.3
Private Louis Troutman, Company F, 108th Regiment, U.S. Colored Infantry
Gayford & Speidel
(Active Rock Island, Illinois, 1860s)
Date: January–May 1865
Accession Number: SL.4.2013.3.11
[Sailors on the Deck of the U.S.S. Hartford]
McPherson & Oliver
(American, active New Orleans and Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 1860s)
Date: 1864
Accession Number: SL.4.2013.2.31
[Young Man, Standing, beside Empty Chair with Civil War Kepi on Seat, and Worn Boots, in Studio]
C. Burgess
(American)
Date: ca. 1865
Accession Number: SL.4.2013.19.4
Union Sergent John Emery
Unknown
(American)
Date: 1861–65
Accession Number: 2012.73
[Private James Malcolm Hart, Crenshaw's Virginia Battery]
Unknown
Date: 1862–65
Accession Number: SL.4.2013.18.24
[Union Infantry Soldier Wearing Light-Colored Overcoat with Short Cape]
Unknown
(American)
Date: 1861–65
Accession Number: SL.4.2013.6.1
Emancipated Slaves Brought from Louisiana by Colonel George H. Banks
Myron H. Kimball
(American, active 1860s)
Date: December 1863
Accession Number: 2005.100.92
Wilson, Branded Slave from New Orleans
Charles Paxson
(American, active New York, 1860s)
Date: 1863
Accession Number: SL.4.2013.14.10
Thirty-three Thousand Prisoners in Bastile. South-west View of Stockade, Showing the Dead Line, Andersonville Prison, Georgia
A. J. Riddle
(American, 1828–1897)
Date: August 17, 1864
Accession Number: SL.4.2013.12.7
Emaciated Union Soldier Liberated from Andersonville Prison
J. W. Jones
(American, active Orange, Massachusetts, 1860s)
Date: 1865
Accession Number: SL.4.2013.2.32
Rebel Works in Front of Atlanta, Georgia, No. 1
George N. Barnard
(American, 1819–1902)
Date: 1864
Accession Number: SL.4.2013.10.11
Destruction of Hood's Ordinance Train
George N. Barnard
(American, 1819–1902)
Date: 1864
Accession Number: SL.4.2013.5.7
Union Private John Parmenter, Company G, Sixty-seventh Pennsylvania Volunteers
Reed Brockway Bontecou
(American, 1824–1907)
Date: June 21, 1865
Accession Number: SL.4.2013.1.1
[Wounded Soldiers on Cots, possibly at Harewood Hospital]
Reed Brockway Bontecou
(American, 1824–1907)
Date: 1865
Accession Number: 2013.49
[Broadside for the Capture of John Wilkes Booth, John Surratt, and David Herold]
Unknown
(American)
Date: April 20, 1865
Accession Number: 2005.100.96
[Mourning Corsage with Portrait of Abraham Lincoln]
Unknown
(American)
Date: April 1865
Accession Number: 2013.46
General Robert E. Lee
Mathew B. Brady
(American, near Lake George, New York 1823?–1896 New York)
Date: 1865
Accession Number: 2005.100.1213
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