Stereograph of a deceased soldier on the battlefield after Gettysburg

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Photograph by
Gardner, Alexander, Scottish, 1821 - 1882
Printed by
Unidentified
Subject of
Unidentified Man or Men
Confederate States of America, 1861 - 1865
Medium
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper, cardboard, and adhesive
Dimensions
H x W: 3 1/2 × 7 in. (8.9 × 17.8 cm)
Type
stereographs
Place depicted
Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania, United States, North and Central America
Date
1863
Description
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.
Topic
African American
Military
Photography
Slavery
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift from the Liljenquist Family Collection
Object number
2015.222.17
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Collection title
Liljenquist Family Collection
Classification
Slavery and Freedom Objects
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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