Little Round Top, Gettysburg, July 1863


Little Round Top, Gettysburg, July 1863

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Title:
Little Round Top, Gettysburg, July 1863
Description:
Mathew Brady is recognized as the father of photojournalism because of his initiatives in documenting the Civil War through photography, a technology which was still in its infancy. His photographs, as well as those of other early photographers, provided the general public with its most graphic impression of the Gettysburg battle. Because of limited technology, none of these photographs were taken during the actual battle. Brady and his team did not arrive in the Gettysburg area until two weeks after the battle. Since the bodies had been removed, they photographed prominent landmarks. One of these images included a shot of Little and Big Round Top, two rocky hills where Confederate troops made an unsuccessful assault on the Union left flank on the second day of the battle.
Creator:
Brady, Mathew B., approximately 1823-1896
Date:
[1863]
Format:
Photographs
Location:
Boston Public Library
Rare Books Department
Collection (local):
Special Collections, Rare Books
Subjects:
Gettysburg, Battle of, Gettysburg, Pa., 1863
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
Places:
PennsylvaniaAdams (county)Gettysburg National Military Park
Notes:
Reproduction of the original held by the Boston Public Library, Rare Books Department.
Original: In an album of photographs attributed to Mathew Brady at Boston Public Library, Rare Books Department, 1863.
Extent:
1 photographic print ; 17 x 23 cm.
Language:
No linguistic content
Identifier:
06_01_007160
Call #:
E468.7 .B73 1863
Barcode:
39999065690479
Terms of Use:
No known copyright restrictions.
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