The Evacuation of Fort Sumter

Publisher Osborn's Gallery American
Publisher Edward Anthony American

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This exceptional early war carte-de-visite album inscribed "The Evacuation of Fort Sumter" was given by an unknown donor to a "Mrs. Crawford Washington" in 1862. It includes sixteen cartes de visite of Fort Sumter and the other batteries lining Charleston Harbor. On the inside front cover is a period inscription: These photographs were taken immediately after the evacuation of Fort Sumter by the U.S. Troops under Anderson, April 1861. Two of the photographs—including a study of Confederate soldiers sitting in the rubble of the fort—are the work of Osborn’s Gallery, of Charleston. J. M. Osborn was a partner of the firm of Osborn and Durbec’s Southern Stereoscopic and Photographic Depot. All the other photographs in the album, including the view of Beauregard’s "floating battery," are attributed to Alma Pelot and Jesse H. Bolles and are on Edward Anthony card mounts.

The Evacuation of Fort Sumter, Osborn's Gallery (American, active Charleston, South Carolina, 1850s–1860s), Albumen silver prints from glass negatives

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