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Nicholson (John Page) Collection: Photographs. Monuments at Gettysburg
photCL 304  
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  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Conditions Governing Use
  • Preferred Citation
  • Immediate Source of Acquisition
  • Custodial History
  • Scope and Contents
  • Processing Information
  • General
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  • Related Materials

  • Contributing Institution: The Huntington Library Photo Archives
    Title: Photographs. Monuments at Gettysburg
    Identifier/Call Number: photCL 304
    Physical Description: 1 Volume (41 photographs)
    Date (inclusive): approximately 1883-1890
    Abstract: Photographs of monuments on Gettysburg Battlefield, taken approximately 1883-1890.
    Language of Material: Materials are in English.

    Conditions Governing Access

    Open for use by qualified researchers and by appointment. Please contact Reader Services at the Huntington Library for more information.

    Conditions Governing Use

    The Huntington Library does not require that researchers request permission to quote from or publish images of this material, nor does it charge fees for such activities. The responsibility for identifying the copyright holder, if there is one, and obtaining necessary permissions rests with the researcher.

    Preferred Citation

    photCL 304, The Huntington Library, San Marino, California.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Purchased from Gertrude M. Nicholson, through the agency of Robert O. Schad, September 1922.

    Custodial History

    This album was received as part of the Nicholson collection of papers, manuscripts and books related to the Civil War.

    Scope and Contents

    An album of photographs of monuments on Gettysburg Battlefield, Pennsylvania. The photographs date from approximately 1883 to 1890 and most have the imprint of photographers J. L. Rile & Co. or W. H. Tipton. The majority are detail views of the stone monuments, with a few showing surroundings. Six of the mounted photographs were removed from the album and are housed in a separate box (Box 2).

    Processing Information

    Processed by Huntington Library staff circa mid-20th century. In 2021, Suzanne Oatey created a finding aid.


    Title from binding. Dates estimated based on years of activity of photographers J. L. Rile & Co. and W. H. Tipton.


    Former call number: 120790

    Related Materials

    John Page Nicholson papers and Civil War collection, mssNI 1-990. Additional volumes of photographs from the Nicholson collection: photCL 302, photCL 303, photCL 305, photCL 306, photCL 307, photCL 308, photCL 309.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Gettysburg National Military Park (Pa.)
    Gettysburg, Battle of, Gettysburg, Pa., 1863 -- Monuments
    War memorials
    Photograph albums
    Tipton, William H., 1850-1929