Lot 24

Timothy O'Sullivan Albumen Photograph, The Halt, 1864
Albumen photograph with the following information printed on mount below image: Negative by T.H. O'Sullivan / Positive by A. Gardner / No. 50 / The Halt / May, 1864, 7 x 9 in., matted, framed, and glazed, 22 x 25 in.

The Halt was one of the 100 photos published in Gardner's Photographic Sketch Book of the War. The following excerpt comes from the text that accompanies O'Sullivan's photograph: There is nothing particular in the picture to account for this little halt, but those who recognize the officer, may possibly give a shrewd guess at his reasons. He is the Quartermaster of the Headquarters of the Army of the Potomac, and has doubtless ridden forward to the position selected for camp, to examine its capabilities, and await the arrival of his wagon-train, in order to personally superintend the pitching of tents, and the parking of wagons. The passage goes on to identify the reclining officer at left as Captain Harry Page. The lot also includes accompanying page featuring the descriptive text from Gardner's Sketch Book.
Est $3500 - $5500