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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 2112

Georgina Lowell collection of U. S. Civil War photographs


Collection of U.S. Civil War photographs, including cartes-de-visite, stereographs, and prints.


  • 1861-1868

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.


1.5 linear feet (4 boxes)

Consists of 260 stereographs, 57 cartes-de-visite, and 111 photographic prints. Photographers and publishers include the following: A.E. Alden (Providence, R.I.),Anderson Gallery (Richmond, Va.), E. & H.T. Anthony (Firm), George N. Barnard, Barnard & Gibson, Mathew B. Brady in his New York and Washington D.C. locations, Alexander Gardner,James F. Gibson, T.H. O'Sullivan, and Philip & Solomons.


Arranged into the following series:

  1. I. Cartes-de-visite
  2. ___A. Brady's Album Gallery
  3. ___B. Other cartes-de-visite
  4. II. Stereographs
  5. ___A. Photographic history. The war for the Union. War views
  6. ___B. Photographic incidents of the war
  7. ___C. Southern scenes in the stereoscope
  8. ___D. Unlabeled light-yellow mounts
  9. ___E. Unlabeled yellow mounts
  10. ___F. Views of Richmond & vicinity, & Petersburg
  11. III. Other photographs

Immediate Source of Acquisition

2001M-29. Bequest of Georgina Lowell; received: 1924 May 6.

Processing Information

Processed by: Bonnie B. Salt

Recataloged from US 6095.20*

Lowell, Georgina, collector. Georgina Lowell collection of U. S. Civil War photographs, circa 1861-1868: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
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Repository Details

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