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Photograph by:
Alexander Gardner, Scottish, 1821 - 1882  Search this
Published by:
Taylor & Huntington, American  Search this
Subject of:
Unidentified Man or Men  Search this
Medium:
albumen and silver on paper, cardboard, and adhesive
Dimensions:
H x W: 4 × 7 in. (10.2 × 17.8 cm)
Type:
stereographs
Place depicted:
Antietam, Washington County, Maryland, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1862
Description:
This albumen print stereograph shows several deceased soldiers lying in a field in the foreground. The bodies are immediately in front of a cart with large wooden wheels and a trunk placed on the seat. In the left background is a white building, the Dunker Church, with damage to the building from artillery evident on the sides and roof. Horses stand outside the building. A wooden fence runs between the church and the grouping of bodies and cart in the foreground. The photographs are cut with a rounded top edge. On the left side of the orange cardboard mount printed text reads "1861 THE WAR FOR THE UNION 1865" and on the right side "1861 PHOTOGRAPHIC WAR HISTORY 1865" with the name of the photograph, "552. Dunker Church, Antietam, Sept. 17, 1862" printed in the lower right corner beneath the image. Text printed on the reverse of the paper mount lists further details about the photograph with further information about a series of Civil War battlefield photography available from the printer Taylor & Huntington.
Topic:
African American  Search this
Military  Search this
Photography  Search this
Slavery  Search this
U.S. History, Civil War, 1861-1865  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift from the Liljenquist Family Collection
Object number:
2015.222.18
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Collection title:
Liljenquist Family Collection
Classification:
Slavery and Freedom Objects
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5b2a74b9a-8ad6-4c32-92a1-566ca00069db
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2015.222.18