Civil War albumen photograph by Haas & Peale of a battery of 100-pounder Parrot rifles on Morris Island shelling Fort Sumter. Philip Haas (1808-1871) and Washington Peale (1825-1868) were Northern photographers in the Union Army during the American Civil War. Philip Haas was a German immigrant and accomplished lithographer and daguerreotypist. He enlisted in the 1st New York Engineers in 1861 by lying about his age. By 1862, his regiment was dispatched to South Carolina, where he joined with the Philadelphia-born Washington Peale. The team were detailed to take photographs of General Quincy Gilmore's siege operations on Morris Island. The photograph is professionally matted and housed in a 14” by 11 ½” frame.
Inventory Number: ALB 243