Lot 2: Ruins of Hampton Church, negative by George Barnard, published by Gardner.
October 29, 2016
Yonkers, NY, USALive Auction
Description: Ruins of Hampton Church, negative by George Barnard, published by Gardner. Stereo view on a square cornered yellow mount with Gardner’s 1862 copyright. View number 456 from “Photographic Incidents of the War.” The title includes the information that this was the “Oldest Protestant Church in America.” It was certainly old, but not the first. Barnard has created a strong composition. See Lot 24 for a related view. This was originally in the collection of W. M. Lyttle, an important early 20th collector of stereo views.
Condition Report: Image is light with light stains. [1+]