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  • BRADY, MATHEW Studio

    (English) Collection of six photographs made in Harpers Ferry in July 1862. New York: Mathew Brady Studio, 1862

    Mathew Brady sent these six photographs to a New York newspaper following the September 1862 capture of Harpers Ferry to promote his series of photographs, “Brady’s Incidents of the War.” Each is captioned in a contemporary hand in blue pencil, typical for nineteenth-century newspaper editors, and the group of accompanied by a contemporary wrapper identifying the collection in the same hand.

    $16,000

  • (VALENTINE, DAVID T.) Mathew Brady Studio

    (English) David T. Valentine. New York and Washington: Brady Studio, c. late 1850s

    This is a delightful Brady Imperial salt print portrait of one of the fascinating political and literary characters of mid-nineteenth-century New York, David T. Valentine.

    $9,500

  • (WISE, HENRY.) Mathew Brady Studio

    (English) Henry A. Wise. New York and Washington: Brady Studio, c. late 1850s

    This is a dramatic full-length standing salt print portrait of Gov. Henry A. Wise by Mathew Brady.

    $7,500

  • (GARDNER, ALEXANDER.) O’Sullivan, Timothy

    (English) Battery D, Fifth U.S. Artillery, in action (plate 31 from Gardner’s Photographic Sketch Book of the War). Washington: Gardner, [1865-66]

    Made in June 1863, “this picture was made as the guns were engaging the enemy, the gunners who had just received the order, ‘cannoniers to your posts,’ calling to the photographer to hurry his wagon out of the way, unless he was anxious to figure in the list of casualties” (Gardner).

    $3,500

  • (GARDNER, ALEXANDER.) O’Sullivan, Timothy

    (English) Slaughter Pen, Foot of Round Top, Gettysburg (plate 44 from Gardner’s Photographic Sketch Book of the War). Washington: Gardner, [1865-66]

    This famous site on the Gettysburg battlefield is in front of Little Round Top.

    $3,500

  • (GARDNER, ALEXANDER.) Barnard & Gibson.

    (English) Fortifications on Heights of Centreville, Va. (plate 5 from Gardner’s Photographic Sketch Book of the War). Washington, 1862 [published 1865-66]

    This fine view shows Confederate defenses near Bull Run. After the first battle of Bull Run the Confederates extended their earthworks from Manassas across Bull Run and along the ridge of Centreville.

    $3,200

  • (GARDNER, ALEXANDER.) Gardner, James

    (English) Breaking Camp, Brandy Station, Virginia (plate 63 from Gardner’s Photographic Sketch Book of the War). Washington: Gardner, [1865-66]

    “Here is represented the deserted quarters of Gen. Sharp, Chief of the Secret Service of the Army of the Potomac, at Brandy Station, Virginia” (Gardner).

    $3,000

  • (GARDNER, ALEXANDER.) Gardner, Alexander

    (English) Antietam Bridge, Maryland (plate 19 from Gardner’s Photographic Sketch Book of the War). Washington: Gardner, [1865-66]

    “One of the memorable spots in the history of the war … traces of the engagement are evident in the overturned stone wall, the shattered fences, and down-trodden appearance of the adjacent ground” (Gardner).

    $2,800

  • (GARDNER, ALEXANDER.) Wood & Gibson

    (English) Inspection of Troops at Cumberlanding [sic], Pamunkey, Virginia (plate 16 from Gardner’s Photographic Sketch Book of the War). Washington: Gardner, [1865-66]

    “At Cumberland Landing, one of the most magnificent spectacles ever seen in the army as presented, when the combined forces, massed upon the bank of the river, converted the barren fields as if by magic into an immense city of tents” (Gardner).

    $2,500

  • (GARDNER, ALEXANDER.) O’Sullivan, Timothy

    (English) Signal Tower on Elk Mountain, Maryland, Overlooking Battlefield of Antietam (plate 22 from Gardner’s Photographic Sketch Book of the War). Washington: Gardner, [1865-66]

    The Army Signal Corps played a key role at Antietam, relating enemy movements to the commanders and transmitting orders in turn.  Gardner notes that the Elk Mountain tower was the most important of the look-outs at Antietam.

    $2,500