Alexander Gardner: 8 works

A slideshow of artworks auto-selected from multiple collections

By Google Arts & Culture

Abraham Lincoln (November 8, 1863, printed ca. 1890) by Alexander GardnerChrysler Museum of Art

'Lincoln sat for this portrait and four others in Alexander Gardner's studio on November 8, 1863.'

Execution of the Lincoln Assassination Conspirators. The Scaffold. (July 7, 1865) by Alexander GardnerGeorge Eastman Museum

'The photographs are the work of Alexander Gardner and include portraits of the individuals accused and later convicted of the crimes.'

Field where General Reynolds Fell, Gettysburg (July 1863) by Timothy H. O'Sullivan and Alexander GardnerThe J. Paul Getty Museum

'O'Sullivan made the photograph while working for Gardner, who printed the image and included it in his Gardner's Photographic Sketch Book of the War.'

[Group at Junction, Kansas] (1867) by Alexander GardnerThe J. Paul Getty Museum

'Alexander Gardner made this photograph two years before the completion of the transcontinental railroad, when the railroad companies were investing heavily in advertising.'

[Leavenworth, Lawrence, and Galveston Railroad Bridge across the Kaw River at Lawrence, Kansas] (1867) by Alexander GardnerThe J. Paul Getty Museum

'Gardner included a large aqueduct on the right, which cast a dark, pierced shadow over the river's barren near shore.'

[Trestle Bridge Near Fort Harker, Kansas] (1867) by Alexander GardnerThe J. Paul Getty Museum

'Construction of a transcontinental railroad became a national priority after the destructive years of war, and Gardner followed its course.'

"Westward The Course of Empire Takes Its Way": Laying Track 600 Miles West of St. Louis, Missouri (October 19, 1867) by Alexander GardnerThe J. Paul Getty Museum

'On a bleak midwestern prairie, Alexander Gardner photographed workers laying track for the Union Pacific Railroad.'

Officers' quarters at Fort David A. Russell (1868) by Alexander GardnerThe Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

'In early 1868, he traveled to Cheyenne and Laramie, Wyoming, to record official treaty ceremonies with a number of American Indian tribes.'

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