William H. Tipton Photograph of the Gettysburg Battlefield from Little Round Top - Inventory Number: ALB 270 / SOLD
Large circa 1900 William H. Tipton photograph taken on the crest of Little Round Top, looking north. The large 91st Pennsylvania monument is at center, with Hazlett’s Battery and the first 91stst monument at right. In the center left distance is the steel observation tower that once stood on Ziegler’s Grove, constructed in 1896. The image is adhered to a 20 ½” by 15 ½” gray cardboard mat with some discoloration and chips around the edge. Tipton’s advertisement decal is still present on the back.
William H. Tipton (1850-1929) was a Gettysburg native and apprentice of the Tyson Brothers photographers as early as 1862. After the war he opened his own studio in Gettysburg and became one of the most well-known photographers in the nation for his battlefield views.