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    West Point Photograph Album, the "Annual" for 1884. The album was kept by Cadet D. D. (David DuBose) Gaillard of South Carolina. Gaillard (1859-1913) distinguished himself as an engineer. As an aide to George Goethals, he helped construct the Panama Canal but died of a brain tumor before its opening. The "Culebra Cut," a masterpiece of excavation and engineering, was until recently known as the "Gaillard Cut."

    The album itself consists mostly of cabinet photographs but includes scenes of West Point, inside and out. Among the views is a photograph of the Custer statue overlooking the Hudson River.

    Among the distinguished subjects of the dozens of cabinet photos - all in excellent condition - are Generals Sherman, Sheridan, Schofield, and Merritt; 7th Cavalry officers Godfrey, Braden, and Larned; Medal of Honor Winner Lt. Powhatan Clarke; and Hiram Martin Chittenden, the engineer who laid out the roadways in Yellowstone National Park during the Army's protective service there. Other photographs show cadets and their ladies, tennis players, horse parade, the library, and other memorable vignettes of the U.S. Military Academy. A fantastic collection!
    From the Glenwood Swanson Collection.


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    Auction Dates
    June, 2018
    9th Saturday
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