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Procession of Troops and Civilians on Way to Dedication of Soldiers' National Cemetery, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

Artist:
Isaac G. Tyson (American, 1833–1913) and
Artist:
Charles J. Tyson (American, 1838–1906)
Former Attribution:
Formerly attributed to Mathew B. Brady (American, born Ireland, 1823?–1896 New York)
Date:
November 19, 1863
Medium:
Albumen silver print from glass negative
Dimensions:
Image: 17.6 × 20.8 cm (6 15/16 × 8 3/16 in.)
Classification:
Photographs
Credit Line:
Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1933
Accession Number:
33.65.174
Not on view
Isaac and Charles Tyson established a portrait gallery in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in 1859 and were the only local photographers in residence at the time of the battle. This view down Baltimore Street shows the procession of soldiers and civilians that preceded the dedication of the Soldiers’ National Cemetery, where President Abraham Lincoln gave his now-famous address on November 19, 1863. It is enticing to believe that the president may be hiding somewhere in the crowd. The short Gettysburg Address was one of the president’s finest.
Loyal Legion, Boston Chapter, Commandery of the State of Massachusetts

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Photography and the American Civil War," April 2, 2013–September 2, 2013.

Gibbes Museum of Art. "Photography and the American Civil War," September 27, 2013–January 5, 2014.

New Orleans Museum of Art. "Photography and the American Civil War," January 31, 2014–May 4, 2014.

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