Exhibitions/ Art Object

Cannon, Fortress Monroe

Artist:
Alexander Gardner (American, Glasgow, Scotland 1821–1882 Washington, D.C.)
Date:
ca. 1864
Medium:
Albumen silver print from glass negative
Dimensions:
7 15/16 x 9 3/4
Classification:
Photographs
Credit Line:
Gilman Collection, Museum Purchase, 2005
Accession Number:
2005.100.1225
Not on view
Inscription: Inscribed in pencil on print, TL and TR: "176" "124 // $ 750":
Rinhart Galleries, Inc., 06/14/82; Gilman Paper Company Collection

This was one of the heaviest guns in the great fortification at Fortress Monroe. It was called "The Lincoln Gun."

Notes from Brook Johnson Feb. 26, 1991: "Probably by Gibson or Pywell (most likely) who worked for Gardner. Gardner never went to Monroe."
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