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The Wilderness Battlefield

Unknown (American)

Artist:
Possibly by Alexander Gardner (American, Glasgow, Scotland 1821–1882 Washington, D.C.)
Date:
1864
Medium:
Albumen silver prints from glass negatives
Dimensions:
Each approximately 9 x 9.5 cm (3 9/16 x 3 3/4 in.)
Classification:
Photographs
Credit Line:
Gilman Collection, Museum Purchase, 2005
Accession Number:
2005.100.1252–.1254
  • Signatures, Inscriptions, and Markings

    Inscription: .22: Inscribed, verso: "141 // Unburied dead on // battlefield"
    .23: Inscribed, verso: "Chancellorsville"
    .24: Inscribed, verso: "Wilderness 38 // see #107 & 108 & 106"; Stamped: "The Century Co."
    Negative number inscribed in each negative image.

  • Provenance

    Frederick Hill Meserve Collection; [Rinhart Galleries, Inc., April 16, 1986]; Gilman Paper Company Collection, New York

286627

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