Lot 18: “Elliston’s Mill… “ by Gardner. No. 920. “…. Battle-field of Mechanicsville, Va. April 16, 1865.”
October 29, 2016
Yonkers, NY, USALive Auction
Description: “Elliston’s Mill… “ by Gardner. No. 920. “… Battle-field of Mechanicsville, Va. April 16, 1865.” This has a different label than the other views in this group. There is no copyright information on the recto. The series is “Photographic Incidents of the War from The Gallery of Alexander Gardner, photographer to the Army of the Potomac.” It is the only one that credits Gardner himself as photographer, and indicates “Published and for sale by Philp and Solomons” with no mention of Anthony. There is also part of Gardner’s own cancellation dated June 26 on the bottom, verso. That is rare.
Condition Report: Faint stain at right. [3-]