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Tipton's Taking Prisoners

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Tipton's Taking Prisoners - Inventory Number: ALB 049

This photo artifact of Americana is a stereoscopic card that depicts the capture of prisoners at the battle of Gettysburg.  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.  The reverse contains "Sights and Scenes from the Battlefield of Gettysburg July 1st, 2nd, and 3rd", and lists several card numbers and names, as well as W.H. Tipton, Photographer.  A very fine, postwar, stereoscopic image.

Inventory Number: ALB 049