ALEXANDER GARDNER VIEW OF GETTYSBURG FROM ATOP THE EVERGREEN CEMETERY GATEHOUSE, PROBABLY JULY 9, 1863

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Gardner’s photographer Timothy O’Sullivan positioned his camera atop the gatehouse of Evergreen Cemetery for this sweeping view of Gettysburg, likely on July 9, the date now accepted for his views of the gatehouse itself. Steeples of the Roman Catholic Church and the Adams County Courthouse can be seen at right. In the middle distance a newly arrived militia or national guard unit assigned to the area has set up camp. In the foreground is the Baltimore Pike. At left is the remnant of a stonewall extended by Union defenders across the road after they had pulled back through the town after being hammered by the Confederate attacks on July 1. Just beyond, on the right hand side of the road one of Gardner’s two darkroom wagons seems to be parked while the photographic crew goes about its tasks.

Gardner’s 1865 copyright credit, O’Sullivan’s credit for the negative, his own for the positive print, as well as the caption and the firm name of the his publishers are all pre-printed on the mount. The albumen view has great clarity and good tones. Most of Gardner’s views of Gettysburg are closer up and more limited in scale. Published in the sketchbook as plate 35, this is an unusual view that gives an idea of the town itself and the general topography, showing the northern extension of Seminary Ridge beyond. The original printed page of descriptive text accompanies the photograph.  Photograph measures approx. 9” x 7”; mount measures 15 ¾” x 12 ½”.   [sr]

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