Scene in Pleasant Valley, Maryland

Alexander GardnerOctober 1862

The J. Paul Getty Museum

The J. Paul Getty Museum
Los Angeles, United States

Group portrait of several Union Army officers after the Battle of Antietam. Pictured with the officers is Mary Ellen Marcy ("Nelly") McClellan, wife of Union General George B. McClellan. The group sits on the steps leading up to the porch of a house covered with vines as they face the camera. A black woman in uniform stands off to the side, leaning against the porch with one hand in her pocket.


  • Title: Scene in Pleasant Valley, Maryland
  • Creator: Alexander Gardner
  • Date Created: October 1862
  • Location Created: Washington, District of Columbia, United States
  • Physical Dimensions: 16.7 × 22.4 cm (6 9/16 × 8 13/16 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.944.2.1.24
  • Culture: American
  • Credit Line: The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
  • Creator Display Name: Alexander Gardner (American, born Scotland, 1821 - 1882)
  • Classification: Photographs (Visual Works)

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