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    Historically Important, Previously Unknown/ Unpublished, Carte de Visite by Tyson Brothers, Gettysburg of the Rear of the Barn on the Leister Farm, Probably August 1863. Possibly November 1863, but the leaves on the trees would certainly indicate the earlier date. Essentially ignored, in terms of their historical context for 110 years, the encyclopedic work of William Frasanito, finally provided detailed historical documentation of all the known period images associated with the battlefield. Since Mr. Frasanito's landmark research, several previously unknown views have surfaced, this being the most recent. It is generally assumed these previously unknown images were the result of a broken wet plate negative, thus precluding their publication, or they were simply found to commercially undesirable and prints were not produced for sale. Previously known views show the front and side facades of the barn, while this views reveals the rear of the barn and a small white clapboard out building in the right foreground. Careful examination indicates the side of the barn has been damaged, doubtless by shell fire from the Confederate bombardment of July 3.

    Fine condition, imprint, "From/ Tyson Brothers/ Gettysburg, Pa." on the reverse. A heretofore unknown page in the photographic history of Gettysburg.


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