Exhibitions/ Art Object

Fortifications, Manassas

Artist:
Barnard & Gibson (American, active 1860s)
Artist:
George N. Barnard (American, 1819–1902)
Artist:
James F. Gibson (American, born 1828)
Publisher:
Brady & Co. (American, active 1840s–1880s)
Date:
March 1862
Medium:
Albumen silver print from glass negative
Dimensions:
Image: 18.7 × 23.4 cm (7 3/8 × 9 3/16 in.) Mount: 27.1 × 34.6 cm (10 11/16 × 13 5/8 in.)
Classification:
Photographs
Credit Line:
Gilman Collection, Museum Purchase, 2005
Accession Number:
2005.100.1133
Not on view
This early war view documents Union soldiers investigating the extensive defensive works built by the Confederate army after their stunning victory at Manassas in the war’s first land battle, on July 21, 1861. Mathew B. Brady released the photograph by two members of his corps of field photographers as number 234 in his series "Incidents of the War."
Signature: Number 234 from Incidents of the War

Inscription: Printed on mount, recto (BC): "BRADY Entered according to act of Congress, in the year 1862, by BARNARD & GIBSON, in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the District of Columbia. WASHINGTON. // INCIDENTS OF THE WAR. // No. 234. // FORTIFICATIONS, MANASSAS."
Paul Katz, 08/01/84; Gilman Paper Company Collection

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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