Gardner’s Photographic Sketch Book of the Civil War

Gardner’s Photographic Sketch Book of the War

by Alexander Gardner

In 1866, Alexander Gardner compiled a two-volume sketchbook containing 100 photographs of the Civil War. Covering a wide variety of events and places – including Lincoln’s visit to Antietam – these sketchbooks contain some of the most important photographs of the American Civil War.

Digital editions were reproduced from Lee Gallery, Inc.’s Gardner’s Photographic Sketch Book of the War. Originally published by Philp & Solomons, Washington, D.C., 1866.

 

 


 

vol. one, Gardner’s Photographic Sketch Book of the War

 


 

vol. two, Gardner’s Photographic Sketch Book of the War

 


 

Sample Images

Timothy H. O'Sullivan, Chesterfield Bridge, North Anna, 1864, albumen print, Gardner's Photographic Sketch Book of the War

Timothy H. O’Sullivan, Chesterfield Bridge, North Anna, 1864, albumen print

Alexander Gardner, President Lincoln on Battle-Field of Antietam, 1862, albumen print, Gardner's Photographic Sketch Book of the War

Alexander Gardner, President Lincoln on Battle-Field of Antietam, 1862, albumen print

James Gardner, Ruins of Norfolk Navy Yard, VA, 1864, albumen print, Gardner's Photographic Sketch Book of the War

James Gardner, Ruins of Norfolk Navy Yard, VA, 1864, albumen print

John Wood and James F. Gibson, Inspection of Troops at Cumberland Landing, Pawmunkey, VA, 1862, albumen print, Gardner's Photographic Sketch Book of the War

John Wood and James F. Gibson, Inspection of Troops at Cumberland Landing, Pawmunkey, VA, 1862, albumen print

Alexander Gardner, A Sharpshooter's Last Sleep, 1863, albumen print, Gardner's Photographic Sketch Book of the War

Alexander Gardner, A Sharpshooter’s Last Sleep, 1863, albumen print

Timothy H. O'Sullivan, A Harvest of Death, 1863, albumen print, Gardner's Photographic Sketch Book of the War

Timothy H. O’Sullivan, A Harvest of Death, 1863, albumen print

John Reekie, A Burial Party, Cold Harbor, VA, 1865, albumen print, Gardner's Photographic Sketch Book of the War

John Reekie, A Burial Party, Cold Harbor, VA, 1865, albumen print