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    MAMMOTH PLATE "VIEW IN NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE" BY GEORGE BARNARD, 1864. George N. Barnard (1819-1902) started his career as a daguerreotypest in New York state and worked for Mathew Brady early in the Civil War. He became an official photographer of the Military Division of the Mississippi in time to record the march of Sherman's Army from Tennessee through Georgia to the sea, and then north through the Carolinas. To the North, it was a brilliant, bold and decisive military campaign--a triumph worthy of the monumental commemorative album Barnard issued after the war. To southerners, Sherman's campaign was vicious, bloody, and destructive. Barnard's photograph, with its row of threatening cannons interspersed by decorative statuary groups, shows the capitol as a great stone sentry looming over the rooftops of the rebel city. The tiny silhouetted figures near the columns enhance the monumentality of this statehouse-turned-fortress. This image is plate no. 3 of Barnard's Photographic Views of Sherman's Campaign, an album of 61 albumen prints. Albumen print, approximately 14 x 11 inches.

    Condition:
    Fine, has light scratches.


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    December, 2007
    1st Saturday
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