Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Marshall House, Alexandria, Virginia

Artist:
Egbert Guy Fowx (American, born 1821)
Date:
1861
Medium:
Salted paper print
Dimensions:
Image: 5 3/4 × 8 1/16 in. (14.6 × 20.5 cm)
Classification:
Photographs
Credit Line:
Gilman Collection, Purchase, The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation Gift, through Joyce and Robert Menschel, 2005
Accession Number:
2005.100.1126
Not on view
Signature:

Inscription: Inscribed in pencil on print, verso TC: "Marshall House // Alexandria, Va."; illegible inscriptions in pencil on print, recto CL: "7 our [?]"
Frederick Hill Meserve Collection; [Paul Katz, North Bennington, Vermont, June 10, 1984]; Gilman Paper Company Collection, New York

This was the house where Colonel Elmer Ellsworth was shot taking down a confederate flag, thus becoming the first man killed in the Civil War.
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