Tipton's 5th Maine Monument - Inventory Number: ALB 054
This photo artifact of Americana is a stereoscopic card that depicts a post-war view of a Gettysburg battlefield monument erected by the veterans of the regiment. This image was marketed by the post-war photography firm, W. H. Tipton Company of Gettysburg, PA. Stereoview, in very fine condition, is constructed of hard pasteboard and measures 7" long x 4" high. Card body exhibits just a slight concave shape due to age and storage. Background card surface is light-colored upon which two almost identical copies of the monument are glued.
The card device is made to be looked at via a handheld stereocard viewer in order to gain the three dimensional effect that the card produced. Photo image is clean and clear with nice detail and shows no or very little foxing or surface grime. At the left border edge of the card is the maker's preprinted stamp in black ink reads "PHOTOGRAPHED / BY / W. H. TIPTON / GETTYSBURG, PA". At the right border edge, the stamping reads "Artistic / Stereo Gems / of Gettysburg / Scenery. A very fine, postwar, stereoscopic image.
Inventory Number: ALB 054