Photographs. Monuments at Gettysburg photCL 304

Suzanne Oatey
The Huntington Library
March 2021
1151 Oxford Road
San Marino, California 91108

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.

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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

Box 1

Photograph album

Box 2

Loose, mounted photographs from album

Scope and Contents

Image numbers: 8, 9, 11, 21, 33, 37