Alexander Gardner, Albumen Photograph, Scouts and Guides to the Army of the Potomac

Cowan’s Auction item listing: Albumen, 7.75 x 10 in., not marked or mounted but originally taken by Alexander Gardner, 1862. This photograph, titled Scouts and Guides to the Army of the Potomac, Berlin, MD, October, 1862, was plate 28 of the 100 published in Gardner’s Photographic Sketch Book of the Civil War. A fine, outdoor view capturing a large group of rough and tumble characters, some in uniform, that scouted for the Union Army throughout the war.

Alexander Gardner, Albumen Photograph, Scouts and Guides to the Army of the Potomac

Alexander Gardner, Albumen Photograph, Scouts and Guides to the Army of the Potomac

The albumen sold for over $800 in 2014

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