Collection  |  Photo, Print, Drawing [U.S. army officers and other persons of the Civil War period]

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Title
[U.S. army officers and other persons of the Civil War period]
Summary
Portrait photographs of military personnel, including Gen. John White Geary and staff, miscellaneous civilians, including women and members of the clergy, as well as photographs of exterior views of buildings, some used as hospitals during the war, the Bunker Hill Monument, landscapes, and paintings by D.B. Bowser of regimental flags for "Colored Troops" (African American), and some cartoons. Views of Murfreesboro, Tenn., Lookout Mountain, and Libby Prison. "Lincoln cane at home." Identified portraits (A-F) include: Atwell, Charles A. (d. 1863); Avery, Robert (1839-1912); Banks, Nathaniel P.; Barnum, Henry A. (1833-1892); Bellows, Curtis J.; Candy, Charles; Chapman, Charles W.; Chapman, Lansard; Cox, Samuel Hanson (1793-1880); Cox, Mrs. Samuel Hanson; Crane, Orrin J.; Creigh, John Dunbar; Creighton, William R.; Croskey, Henry; Davis, Llewellyn Russell; Davis, Theodore; Elliott, Gilbert M.; Fessenden, Francis (signed with this name on back of photo but image does not match known likenesses of Fessenden); Forbes, William T.; and Foster, J. Heron. Identified portraits (G-L) include: Geary, Edward Ratchford; Geary, John W.; Goodman, Henry Ernest; Greene, George Sears; Hoffman, John B.; Hooker, Joseph; Hopkins, Woolsey Rogers; Lane, James C; Jordan, William M.; Kelley, Robert H.; Keyes, William; Knap, Joseph M.; Knipe, Joseph Farmer; Lambert, William H.; Longnecker, John; Loomis, Stephen T. Identified portraits (M-Z) include: McClellan, George B.; McClelland, Samuel M.; Mindil, George Washington; Molyneaux, Joseph B.; Murdock, Jas. E.; Naglee, Henry Morris; Newmeyer, George W.; Palfrey, H. G.; Plummer, Rev. Clifford; Sherwood, Henry F.; Stibbs, John Howard (1840-1916); Thomas, Lorenzo; Veale, Moses (1832-1917); Walker, James; Williams, Alpheus S.
Contributor Names
Gutekunst, Frederick, 1831-1917, photographer
Bowser, David Bustill, 1820-1900, artist
Created / Published
1861-1865.
Subject Headings
-  Geary, John White,--1819-1873--Military service
-  Bunker Hill Monument (Boston, Mass.)--1860-1870
-  Military personnel--1860-1870
-  Women--1860-1870
-  Buildings--1860-1870
-  United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
Format Headings
Albumen prints--1860-1870.
Card photograph albums--1860-1870.
Cartes de visite--1860-1870.
Group portraits--1860-1870.
Paintings--Reproductions--1860-1870.
Portrait photographs--1860-1870.
Tintypes--1860-1870.
Genre
Portrait photographs--1860-1870
Card photograph albums--1860-1870
Group portraits--1860-1870
Cartes de visite--1860-1870
Paintings--Reproductions--1860-1870
Tintypes--1860-1870
Albumen prints--1860-1870
Notes
-  Arrangement: Arranged in album.
-  LOT title devised by Library staff.
-  Photographers represented are F. Gutekunst, Mathew Brady, and many others.
-  Many cards have hand-written identifications of sitters or views and most bear photographer's name.
-  Finding aid filed in Reading Room by LOT call number: for each album page, a b&w photocopy was made, as well as color laser copies for recto and verso of most items.
-  Gift; Edward Hamilton Geary; 1954 Aug.
Medium
1 album (166 photographic prints on cartes de visite mounts) : albumen and tintype.
Call Number/Physical Location
LOT 6592 (G) USE SURROGATE [P&P]
Repository
Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA
Library of Congress Control Number
99402729
Access Advisory
Original album: Restricted access; Served by appointment only.
Language
English
Online Format
image
Description
1 album (166 photographic prints on cartes de visite mounts) : albumen and tintype. | Portrait photographs of military personnel, including Gen. John White Geary and staff, miscellaneous civilians, including women and members of the clergy, as well as photographs of exterior views of buildings, some used as hospitals during the war, the Bunker Hill Monument, landscapes, and paintings by D.B. Bowser of regimental flags for "Colored Troops" (African American), and some cartoons. Views of Murfreesboro, Tenn., Lookout Mountain, and Libby Prison. "Lincoln cane at home." Identified portraits (A-F) include: Atwell, Charles A. (d. 1863); Avery, Robert (1839-1912); Banks, Nathaniel P.; Barnum, Henry A. (1833-1892); Bellows, Curtis J.; Candy, Charles; Chapman, Charles W.; Chapman, Lansard; Cox, Samuel Hanson (1793-1880); Cox, Mrs. Samuel Hanson; Crane, Orrin J.; Creigh, John Dunbar; Creighton, William R.; Croskey, Henry; Davis, Llewellyn Russell; Davis, Theodore; Elliott, Gilbert M.; Fessenden, Francis (signed with this name on back of photo but image does not match known likenesses of Fessenden); Forbes, William T.; and Foster, J. Heron. Identified portraits (G-L) include: Geary, Edward Ratchford; Geary, John W.; Goodman, Henry Ernest; Greene, George Sears; Hoffman, John B.; Hooker, Joseph; Hopkins, Woolsey Rogers; Lane, James C; Jordan, William M.; Kelley, Robert H.; Keyes, William; Knap, Joseph M.; Knipe, Joseph Farmer; Lambert, William H.; Longnecker, John; Loomis, Stephen T. Identified portraits (M-Z) include: McClellan, George B.; McClelland, Samuel M.; Mindil, George Washington; Molyneaux, Joseph B.; Murdock, Jas. E.; Naglee, Henry Morris; Newmeyer, George W.; Palfrey, H. G.; Plummer, Rev. Clifford; Sherwood, Henry F.; Stibbs, John Howard (1840-1916); Thomas, Lorenzo; Veale, Moses (1832-1917); Walker, James; Williams, Alpheus S.
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Bowser, David Bustill, Artist, Gutekunst, Frederick, photographer. U.S. army officers and other persons of the Civil War period. United States, 1861. to 1865. Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/99402729/.

APA citation style:

Bowser, D. B., Gutekunst, F., photographer. (1861) U.S. army officers and other persons of the Civil War period. United States, 1861. to 1865. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/99402729/.

MLA citation style:

Bowser, David Bustill, Artist, photographer by Gutekunst, Frederick. U.S. army officers and other persons of the Civil War period. to 1865. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/99402729/>.

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