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Major General Pleasanton and General Custer

Artist:
Timothy H. O'Sullivan (American, born Ireland, 1840–1882)
Date:
1863
Medium:
Albumen silver print from glass negative
Dimensions:
Mount: 11 9/16 × 15 13/16 in. (29.4 × 40.1 cm) Image: 6 13/16 × 8 7/8 in. (17.3 × 22.5 cm)
Classification:
Photographs
Credit Line:
Gilman Collection, Museum Purchase, 2005
Accession Number:
2005.100.1200
Not on view
Inscription: Printed in black ink on mount, recto BC (below image): "Negative by T.H. O Sullivan. Positive by ALEX. GARDNER, Washington. // INCIDENTS OF THE WAR. // MAJOR GENERAL PLEASANTON AND GENERAL CUSTER"
Alfred R. Waud Collection; [Rinhart Galleries, Inc., New York, October 8, 1976]; Gilman Paper Company Collection, New York

Waud was an artist whose wood engravings appeared in Harper's Weekly and other periodicals of the 1860s and 70s, Waud used photographs as his source.
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