Photo, Print, Drawing Visual materials from the O.M. Poe papers

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Title
Visual materials from the O.M. Poe papers
Summary
Includes 400 stereographs and over 200 photographic prints relating to Poe's military and government careers, personal life, and interests (filed in LOT). Subjects include Civil War battle sights as depicted in panoramas, mammoth plate prints, and stereographs by George N. Barnard and views of the siege of Charleston, S.C., by Haas and Peale; landscape photographs from government surveys of the Western and Southwestern United States and Panama, including Yellowstone and Yosemite; lighthouses; sights in Europe and the Middle East; portraits of Poe and his family. The collection also includes some non-photographic materials, including two issues of the periodical Bulletin of the American Art-Union (May and June, 1851); over 30 illustrations from a publication entitled Victoires, conquêtes, désastres, revers et guerres civiles des Français (published 1817-1822); architectural and engineering drawings executed by Poe while he was a student at the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, N.Y. (filed in ADE-UNIT); an engraving of Ulysses S. Grant by John C. Buttre (filed in PGA); one printing plate with an engraved portrait of Poe (filed in Supplementary Archives).
Contributor Names
Barnard, George N., 1819-1902, photographer
Bell, William, 1830-1910, photographer
Jackson, William Henry, 1843-1942, photographer
O'Sullivan, Timothy H., 1840-1882, photographer
Watkins, Carleton E., 1829-1916, photographer
Hillers, John K., 1843-1925, photographer
Haas & Peale, photographer
Created / Published
ca. 1800?-ca. 1923, bulk 1860-1880.
Subject Headings
-  Poe, O. M.--(Orlando Metcalfe),--1832-1895
-  Geological Survey of the Territories (U.S.)--1870-1880
-  Geographical Surveys West of the 100th Meridian (U.S.)--1870-1880
-  Geological and Geographical Survey of the Territories (U.S.)--1870-1880
-  Lighthouses--United States--1860-1880
-  National parks & reserves--United States--1860-1880
-  Expeditions & surveys--West (U.S.)--1860-1880
-  Expeditions & surveys--Southwestern States--1860-1880
-  Expeditions & surveys--Panama--Panama, Isthmus--1870-1880
-  Campaigns & battles--France--1800-1900
-  United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
Format Headings
Architectural drawings--1850-1870.
Engineering drawings--1850-1870.
Expedition photographs--1860-1890.
Landscape photographs--1860-1890.
Panoramic photographs--1860-1870.
Photographic prints--1860-1880.
Printing plates--1860-1900.
Prints--1800-1900.
Stereographs--1860-1880.
Genre
Stereographs--1860-1880
Photographic prints--1860-1880
Architectural drawings--1850-1870
Engineering drawings--1850-1870
Expedition photographs--1860-1890
Landscape photographs--1860-1890
Panoramic photographs--1860-1870
Prints--1800-1900
Printing plates--1860-1900
Notes
-  Arrangement: Organized by format into the following filing series: LOT (photographs and other visual materials); PH (photographs by George Barnard); PGA (fine print); ADE-UNIT (architectural and engineering drawings); Supplementary Archives (printing plate).
-  Finding aid (unpublished) providing a more detailed overview of collection organization and content, is available in the Prints & Photographs Reading Room (filed under title: Visual materials from the papers of O.M. Poe).
-  Collection title devised by Library staff.
-  Prominent photographers represented include: George N. Barnard, William Bell, Haas & Peale, John K. Hillers, William H. Jackson, Timothy O'Sullivan, and Carleton Watkins.
-  Transfer; LC Manuscript Division; 1985 (DLC/PP-1985:644).
-  Forms part of the Papers of O.M. Poe.
Medium
ca. 650 items (chiefly stereographs and photographic prints) ; various sizes.
Call Number/Physical Location
Guide Record [P&P]
Source Collection
Poe, O.M. (Orlando Metcalfe), 1832-1895. O. M. Poe papers
Repository
Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print
Digital Id
ppmsca 38427 //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/ppmsca.38427
Library of Congress Control Number
00651883
Rights Advisory
Rights status of individual images not evaluated. For general information see "Copyright and Other Restrictions ...," http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/195_copr.html
Language
English
Online Format
image
Description
ca. 650 items (chiefly stereographs and photographic prints) ; various sizes. | Includes 400 stereographs and over 200 photographic prints relating to Poe's military and government careers, personal life, and interests (filed in LOT). Subjects include Civil War battle sights as depicted in panoramas, mammoth plate prints, and stereographs by George N. Barnard and views of the siege of Charleston, S.C., by Haas and Peale; landscape photographs from government surveys of the Western and Southwestern United States and Panama, including Yellowstone and Yosemite; lighthouses; sights in Europe and the Middle East; portraits of Poe and his family. The collection also includes some non-photographic materials, including two issues of the periodical Bulletin of the American Art-Union (May and June, 1851); over 30 illustrations from a publication entitled Victoires, conquêtes, désastres, revers et guerres civiles des Français (published 1817-1822); architectural and engineering drawings executed by Poe while he was a student at the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, N.Y. (filed in ADE-UNIT); an engraving of Ulysses S. Grant by John C. Buttre (filed in PGA); one printing plate with an engraved portrait of Poe (filed in Supplementary Archives).
LCCN Permalink
https://lccn.loc.gov/00651883
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Chicago citation style:

Barnard, George N, William Bell, William Henry Jackson, Timothy H O'Sullivan, Carleton E Watkins, John K Hillers, and Haas & Peale, photographer. Visual materials from the O.M. Poe papers. France Isthmus Panama Southwestern States United States, ca. 1800. ?-Ca. 1923, Bulk 1860 to 1880. Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/00651883/.

APA citation style:

Barnard, G. N., Bell, W., Jackson, W. H., O'Sullivan, T. H., Watkins, C. E., Hillers, J. K. & Haas & Peale, photographer. (ca. 1800) Visual materials from the O.M. Poe papers. France Isthmus Panama Southwestern States United States, ca. 1800. ?-Ca. 1923, Bulk 1860 to 1880. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/00651883/.

MLA citation style:

Barnard, George N, et al., photographer. Visual materials from the O.M. Poe papers. ?-Ca. 1923, Bulk 1860 to 1880. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/00651883/>.