Carte-de-visite of a young woman and two children. The woman is pictured seated in the center of the image, flanked by two young girls standing next to her. The woman is wearing a long, dot-patterned dress with bow at the collar. Her proper right arm is around the shoulders of the youngest girl, who stands with her proper left hand on the woman's knee, gripping her the fabric of her dress. The girl on the right is wearing a dark, gingham long-sleeved dress and heavy black shoes with her hair plaited back. The younger girl on the left is wearing a plaid long-sleeved dress, visible white petticoat, white socks, and black shoes, her hair also plaited. On the back of the photograph is the photographer’s stamp with and image of the United States Capitol building at center. The stamp reads “ALEX. GARDNER./ Photographer to the Army of the Potomac / GALLERIES / 511 Seventh Street and 332 Pennsylvania Av. / Published by / Philp & Solomons, / Washington, D.C.” Below the photographer’s stamp is a 2 cent George Washington stamp surrounded with an ornate border.
This photographic print stereograph depicts the body of a deceased Confederate soldier as he fell on the battlefield at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in July 1863. The man lies on his back with his feet nearest the camera. His canteen lies near his left hand in the grass and his longarm with bayonet attached lies across his body. The photograph is mounted on orange cardboard with a pinkish tone on the reverse that is blank.
Carte-de-visite of Margaret Alsop shown in half portrait. Alsop is seated with her proper right elbow resting on the back of a chair and her right hand touching her chin. She is looking directly at the camera. Alsop is wearing a dark colored, high neck dress with buttons from neck to waist and a belt with oval buckle cinching the pleated waist. There is a light colored trim at the collar and cuffs. The photograph has retouching present in Alsop's eyes and pink hand coloring on her lips and cheeks.
There is an inscription handwritten in graphite along the lower edge of the print, which reads "Margaret Alsop."
There is a mark for Alexander Gardner Galleries and Philip & Solomons Publishers on the back of the photograph.
The photograph is housed on page 20 in the Emily Howland Photograph Album (2017.30). The album page has a triple-lined, gold border framing the print.
This albumen print stereograph shows the bodies of two (2) deceased Confederate soldiers lying in front of a fence on the battlefield at Antietam, Maryland. A piece of clothing or a blanket lies in the right foreground. The print is mounted on yellow cardboard with a rounded square frame and a central divider that have an embossed design. The reverse of the mount is blank.
This albumen print stereograph shows several deceased soldiers lying in a field in the foreground. The bodies are immediately in front of a cart with large wooden wheels and a trunk placed on the seat. In the left background is a white building, the Dunker Church, with damage to the building from artillery evident on the sides and roof. Horses stand outside the building. A wooden fence runs between the church and the grouping of bodies and cart in the foreground. The photographs are cut with a rounded top edge. On the left side of the orange cardboard mount printed text reads "1861 THE WAR FOR THE UNION 1865" and on the right side "1861 PHOTOGRAPHIC WAR HISTORY 1865" with the name of the photograph, "552. Dunker Church, Antietam, Sept. 17, 1862" printed in the lower right corner beneath the image. Text printed on the reverse of the paper mount lists further details about the photograph with further information about a series of Civil War battlefield photography available from the printer Taylor & Huntington.