Carte-de-visite of Charles Sumner in full length seated profile. Sumner is pictured with his left profile facing the camera. His hands are resting in his lap and his left leg is crossed over his right leg at the knee. He is wearing a light colored vest and trousers with a white shirt, dark tie, and dark jacket. Spats peak out below his pant legs, partially covering his dark colored low-heeled shoes. His hair is moderately long and he has long sideburns. Sumner is seated in a carved armchair with an upholstered seat with a round wooden side table behind him. A stack of books, some loose papers, and possibly an inkstand are placed on the table. The floor of the room is covered in a geometric patterned carpet. There is a double-lined border printed in gold ink surrounding the outside edges of the card mount.
Printed on the back of the photograph is E. and H.T. Anthony's mark.
The photograph is housed in the album 2017.30. The album page has a triple-lined, gold border framing the print. Handwritten in graphite in the bottom of the printed frame of the window on the album page is the text "Charles Sumner". Handwritten in the lower left corner of the album page in graphite is the name "E ANTHONY-BRADY".
Carte-de-visite of Col. Elmer Ephraim Ellsworth shown in three-quarter portrait. Ellsworth stands facing the camera with his right hand in his trouser pocket. He wears a light colored vest and trousers, a dark jacket, a dark cloak, a white shirt, and a dark necktie with a tie pin. The bottom portion of the image is purposefully faded in the popular style of the time. There is a double-lined border printed in gold ink surrounding the outside edges of the card mount.
Handwritten in graphite on the bottom of the print is the text "Col. Ellsworth killed / at Alexandria 1861". There is a mark for E. & H.T. Anthony printed on the back of the photograph.
The photograph is housed in the album 2017.30. The album page has a triple-lined, gold border framing the print. Handwritten in graphite in the lower left corner of the album is the text "Anthony / Brady NY".
This albumen print stereograph depicts the body of an unidentified deceased Confederate States of America soldier lying in a muddy trench with his head nearest the camera. Two people are standing above the trench in the background and are out of focus of the camera. The albumen print is adhered to yellow cardboard. The words "PHOTOGRAPHIC HISTORY" are printed vertically along the left edge of the mount, while the words "'THE WAR FOR THE UNION" are printed vertically on the right edge. Beneath the photograph is text reading "Entered according to Act of Congress in the year 1865 by E. & H. T. Anthony & Co. in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the U.S. for the So. District of New York." A piece of blue paper is adhered to the reverse of the mount with a three cent stamp adhered to left side of the paper. Text printed on the paper in black ink indicates this photograph was taken on April 2, 1865 after the battle of Petersburg, Virginia.
This photographic print stereograph depicts the bodies of two (2) deceased Confederate States of America soldiers lying in a trench. The first soldier is in the center foreground and is only partly visible, with most of his body buried under dirt and debris. The second soldier lies in the middle of the photograph with his feet nearest the camera. The tunnels of the trenches visible behind him. In the right foreground is a wooden cheval de frise. The photograph is adhered to orange cardboard. The words "PHOTOGRAPHIC HISTORY" are printed vertically along the right edge of the mount, while the words "'THE WAR FOR THE UNION" are printed vertically on the left edge. Handwritten in the top left corner in pencil is the text "REBEL FORT MAHONE". Printed text on the reverse of the mount indicates the photograph was taken of Fort Mahone after the battle of Petersburg, Virginia, in April 1865. It also includes the text "PUBLISHED BY E. & H. T. ANTHONY & CO.".