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Signal Tower on Elk Mountain, Maryland, overlooking battlefield of Antietam

Timothy H. O'Sullivan, Alexander GardnerSeptember 1862

The J. Paul Getty Museum

The J. Paul Getty Museum
Los Angeles, United States

View of four Union soldiers at a signal station on Elk Mountain at Antietam. Three of the soldiers are perched atop a crude structure made of logs. One of the men holds a flag as a second holds a long telescope up to one eye.

Details

  • Title: Signal Tower on Elk Mountain, Maryland, overlooking battlefield of Antietam
  • Creator: Timothy H. O'Sullivan, Alexander Gardner
  • Date Created: September 1862
  • Location Created: Washington, District of Columbia, United States
  • Physical Dimensions: 22.1 × 17.7 cm (8 11/16 × 6 15/16 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.944.2.1.22
  • Culture: American
  • Credit Line: The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
  • Creator Display Name: Timothy H. O'Sullivan (American, about 1840 - 1882) Alexander Gardner (American, born Scotland, 1821 - 1882)
  • Classification: Photographs (Visual Works)

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