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  • (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.



    (English) Photograph signed. Photographer unidentified, c. 1870s

    Sherman is most famous for the Sherman Antitrust Act of 1890, the first major federal action to curb the power of the great monopolies.


  • (MONROE, MARILYN). Clark, Ed

    (English) Portrait of Marilyn Monroe.. Ed Clark, 1950

    Hollywood icon Marilyn Monroe at the beginning of her career. Signed by the photographer in silver ink.



    FDR Funeral 1945. [Published in LIFE], taken in 1945, printed later

    Signed and inscribed by the photographer: “FDR Funeral 1945, Edward Clark, Life.” Famed Life photographer Edward Clark took this celebrated picture in 1945 at the funeral of Franklin D. Roosevelt in Atlanta.


  • (KENNEDY, JOHN F.) Clark, Edward

    (English) Senator John Kennedy with his baby daughter Caroline. Georgetown, 1958

    Signed and inscribed by Edward Clark. Clark was one of the leading American magazine photographers of the twentieth century.


  • (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.


  • (GARDNER, ALEXANDER.) Gardner, Alexander

    (English) Scene in Pleasant Valley, Maryland (plate 24 from Gardner’s Photographic Sketch Book of the War). Washington: Gardner, [1865-66]

    Gen. George McClellan selected this house as a temporary home for his wife, and the Union commander spent many hours here as well. Gardner notes that members of Burnside’s and McClellan’s staffs are in the photograph and that McClellan was drawn away because of enemy action nearby.


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

    (English) Trossel’s House, Battle-field of Gettysburg (plate 42 from Gardner’s Photographic Sketch Book of the War). Washington: Gardner, 1863, printed 1865-66

    This house was in front of the left of the Union position at Gettysburg. “Thousands of dead and wounded were strewn over the fields adjacent to this house, and graves of Confederates can be found in every direction.” (Gardner).


  • (MADONNA.) Eric Kroll

    (English) Madonna backstage at the Danceteria. New York: Eric Kroll, 1982

    Signed and numbered 3/10 and with Kroll’s inkstamp dated 1982.

    This photograph shows Madonna backstage at the legendary Danceteria in New York in 1982, at the dawn of her career


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

    (English) Castle Murray, near Auburn, Virginia (plate 47 from Gardner’s Photographic Sketch Book of the War). Washington: Gardner, [1865-66]

    “In the Fall of 1863, Army Headquarters were pitched, for some days, near [Dr. Murray’s house]; at the same time, Gen. Pleasanton, commanding the cavalry, had his camp on Rockhill, his tents forming, with Castle Murray, a very effective picture” (Gardner).