At first, Gardner specialized in making large photographic prints, called Imperial photographs, but Brady's eyesight began to fail. Gardner took on more and more responsibilities. In 1858, Brady put him in charge of the entire gallery. With the start of the Civil War in 1861, the demand for portrait photography increased. The soldiers on their way to the front posed for images to leave behind for their loved ones.
Gardner became one of the top photographers in this field. In November of 1861, Gardner was granted the rank of honorary Captain on the staff of General George McClellan.This put him in an excellent position to photograph the aftermath of America's bloodiest day, the Battle of Antietam. On September 19, 1862, two days after the battle, Gardner became the first of Brady's photographers to take images of the dead on the field. Over 70 of his photographs were put on display at Brady's New York gallery. In reviewing the exhibit, the New York Times stated that Brady was able to bring home to us the terrible reality and earnestness of war. If he has not brought bodies and laid them in our door-yards and along streets, he has done something very like it.
Unfortunately, Gardner's name was not mentioned in the review. Civil War Soldiers in nearby camps caught fish and bathed at Quarles' Mill. Under magnification one can see the soldier squatting on a nearby rock, nude. (17.8 × 22.8 cm).Sheet: 12 1/4 × 15 5/8 in. (31.1 × 39.7 cm). Framed: 15 1/4" x 16 1/8". Very Good Original Condition, with a minor loss to the photo in the right bottom corner. This photograph was museum mounted using acid free mat boar, in 1979, La Jolla, CA.
Never removed after the 1979 framing. Please see all photos, as they are a part of the condition report.
Albumen silver print from glass negative Glass reflection in the lower right corner. The images seen here are highly representative, thus quite significant when noting the condition. Item location: San Diego, California, United States. Excludes: Africa, Cambodia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Laos, Macau, Malaysia, Taiwan, Vietnam, Ecuador, Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas), French Guiana, Guyana, Paraguay, Suriname, Uruguay, Venezuela, Bahrain, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Yemen, Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan Republic, Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, Georgia, India, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Maldives, Mongolia, Pakistan, Russian Federation, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Guam, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Wallis and Futuna, Andorra, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Republic of, Estonia, Greece, Guernsey, Italy, Jersey, Latvia, Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Montenegro, Romania, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Svalbard and Jan Mayen, Ukraine, Vatican City State, Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Nicaragua, Panama, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands.
If you received an item that is not as described in the listing. President Abraham Lincoln, Alexander Gardner's work as a Civil War photographer has often been attributed to his better known contemporary, Mathew Brady. Note: In this photograph you will see a nude Soldier bathing, at the edge of the stream.In: Gardner's photographic sketch book of the war / Alexander Gardner. Philp & Solomons, [c1866], v. This piece is museum mounted with acid free mat board. Measurements: 7 x 9 in.
(17.8 × 22.8 cm) Sheet: 12 1/4 × 15 5/8 in. (31.1 × 39.7 cm) Framed: 15 1/4" x 16 1/8" Condition: Very Good Original Condition, with minor loss in the right bottom corner.Never removed from our framing done over forty years ago. The images seen in this listing are representative, and are a significant part of the condition. F Please examine all of them. Do not hesitate to message us for further questions. 1860s Original Albumin Photograph, Alexander Gardner, Civil War Era, Virginia. Quarles' Mill, North Anna, Virginia. Albumen silver print from glass negative. Alexander Gardner was a Scottish photographer who immigrated to the United States in 1856; he began to work full-time at photography.
Note: In this photograph you will see a nude Soldier bathing. At the edge of the stream. Very Good Original Condition, with minor loss in the right bottom corner.
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