[Clothing Warehouse, Chattanooga]

George N. Barnardnegative about 1864; print 1865

The J. Paul Getty Museum

The J. Paul Getty Museum

During the Civil War, the Quartermaster's department hired George Barnard to record the unprecedented production, transportation, and storage of materials being requisitioned to equip the Union army. At the start of the campaign that would become famous as General Sherman's march to the sea, Barnard documented rows of Chattanooga warehouses where supplies were being amassed. Looking like innocuous barns, the vertical board and batten storage buildings reveal little of their function or content.

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  • Title: [Clothing Warehouse, Chattanooga]
  • Creator: George N. Barnard
  • Date: negative about 1864; print 1865
  • Physical Dimensions: 25.1 x 32.9 cm (9 7/8 x 12 15/16 in.)
  • External Link: Find out more about this object on the Museum website.
  • Medium: Albumen silver print
  • Source Credit Line: The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
  • Object Type: Print
  • Object Status: Permanent Collection
  • Number: 84.XM.468.70
  • Inscription: (Recto, mount) inscribed in pencil, at lower center below image, in fancy script: "Clothing Warehouse [space] Chattanooga"; in pencil, at lower left corner: "2" (Verso, mount) inscribed in pencil, at upper right edge: "Geo Barnard [space] C.W.- 47"
  • Display Location: Not currently on view
  • Department: Photographs
  • Culture: American
  • Classification: Photographs