FRAMED TIPTON ALBUMEN OF A GROUP OF GETTYSBURG PIPE LAYERS

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Item Code: 2022-2269

This is a delightful trade albumen showing a group of pipe layers on the Gettysburg battlefield.

Taken by famed Gettysburg photographer William H. Tipton the photo shows a group of 20 pipe layers lined up along a ditch. The first row of subjects stands in the ditch holding long-handled picks and shovels with a large, long length of pipe resting on the edge of the ditch they are standing in. The second row of subjects stands behind the first also leaning on picks and shovels. One fellow wearing a dark suit and bowler hat stands off to one side and may be the crew’s boss.

The image looks to date from the 1870’s from the clothing styles. One point of interest are the assorted number of hats being worn by the crew. Many wear slouch hats while others wear “pork-pie” crowned hats and conductor type visored hats. One fellow appears to be wearing a knit cap while another wears what looks like a headband.

The bottom of the image bears the caption “TIPTON’S GETTYSBURG GROUPS” with “PHOTO BY W. H. TIPTON, THE BATTLEFIELD PHOTOGRAPHER” and “3 CHAMBURSBURG ST., GETTYSBURG, PA.”

The actual photo meas. approx. 9.00 x 7.50 inches and is mounted on a 12.00 x 10.00 inch piece of stock. Contrast and clarity are very good. Stock mount has browned some with age.

Original wooden frame meas. approx. 16.25 x 14.50 and is 2.00 inches deep. Frame has a raised floral decoration and is in good overall condition.

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