Headquarters Christian Commission in the Field, Germantown

James Gardner and Alexander GardnerSeptember 1863

The J. Paul Getty Museum

The J. Paul Getty Museum
Los Angeles, United States

View of three men posing in front of a tent that serves as headquarters of the Christian Commission at a Union Army encampment. The tent sits with open flaps below a makeshift cover made of narrow tree trunks topped with evergreen tree branches. A painted sign hangs from the covering, which winds past other tents at the encampment. A man leans against a covered wagon that sits to the right of the tent with the words "U. S. Christian Commission" painted on the side.


  • Title: Headquarters Christian Commission in the Field, Germantown
  • Creator: James Gardner, Alexander Gardner
  • Date Created: September 1863
  • Location Created: Washington, District of Columbia, United States
  • Physical Dimensions: 17.7 × 22.9 cm (6 15/16 × 9 in.)
  • Type: Print
  • External Link: Find out more about this object on the Museum website.
  • Medium: Albumen silver print
  • Terms of Use: Open Content
  • Number: 84.XO.944.2.2.3
  • Culture: American
  • Credit Line: The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
  • Creator Display Name: James Gardner (American, born Scotland, about 1832) Alexander Gardner (American, born Scotland, 1821 - 1882)
  • Classification: Photographs (Visual Works)

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