771 This image comes from George N. Barnards album titled Photographic Views of Shermans Campaign, embracing scenes of the occupation of Nashville, the great battles around Chattanooga and Lookout Mountain, the campaign of Atlanta, March to the Sea, and the Great Raid through the Carolinas (1866).
This album, together with Alexander Gardners Photographic Sketchbook of the Civil War (1866) are the two greatest photographic monuments of the Civil War. Between them, they contain some of the most famous images of the War. Photographic Views of Shermans Campaign is a remarkable work of great symbolic, historic, and artistic power.
It is a result of a complex interweaving of Barnards personal vision, nineteenth-century pictorial conventions, and larger ideas about war and the American landscape. In a series of haunting images the album records the trail of destruction left across the Confederacy by General William T. Shermans army from 1864 to 1865 during his famous March to the Sea: from Nashville to Chattanooga, then Atlanta and to Savannah and the sea, then north to Columbia, South Carolina, and finally, Charleston. The images run chronologically starting with Nashville, and including Mission Ridge, Chattanooga, Resaca, Etawah Bridge, New Hope Church, Kennesaw Mountain, Peach Tree Creek, Atlanta, Savannah, Columbia, Charleston and Fort Sumter. To the North, the military campaign was brilliant, bold and decisive an event worthy of the present monumental album.To the South, it was vicious, bloody and destructive. After the loss of Vicksburg, Atlanta began to prepare its defense. A circle of forts and earthworks was constructed around the city, about a mile from the center of town. Barnard made a number of photographs of parts of this mammoth effort. In this one, we are confronted with the ruins of Atlanta after Sherman's defeat of the city. This description is copied and modified from a similar original photograph from the same series at worthingtongalleries. I have written 3 Atlanta history books: Inman Park, The Atlanta Exposition, and Atlanta's Ponce de Leon Avenue.
These original Barnard photographs sell for over two thousand dollars -. The item "Civil War Atlanta Barnard Albumen Print 1864 Photograph Georgia History" is in sale since Tuesday, December 18, 2018.
This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\Civil War (1861-65)\Original Period Items\Photographs". The seller is "pollywollypoodle" and is located in Washington, Georgia.
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