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George N. Barnard - Retouched images - Checklist


  
LL/8089
ThumbnailGeorge N. Barnard 
Battlefield of Atlanta, Ga., 1864 [Original] 
1864 
Negative 
National Archives and Records Administration 
[ARC identifier: 524961] 
  

  
LL/8090
ThumbnailGeorge N. Barnard 
Georgia, Atlanta Battlefield, July 22, 1864 [Retouched] 
1864, 24 July 
Retouched composite 
National Archives and Records Administration 
[ARC identifier: 533410] 
  

  
LL/8091
ThumbnailGeorge N. Barnard 
Confederate lines near Atlanta, Ga., and Potter House [Original] 
1860-1865 (ca) 
Negative 
National Archives and Records Administration 
[ARC identifier: 525131] 
  

  
LL/8092
ThumbnailGeorge N. Barnard 
Georgia, Atlanta, Confederate works in front of [Retouched] 
1862-1865 (ca) 
Retouched composite 
National Archives and Records Administration 
[ARC identifier: 533412] 
  
Feedback Id: EE/657Click on image for details 
[Copyright and Fair Use Issues]
 
  
Contextual notes: 
  
With wet collodion negatives the light sensitivity of the chemicals was such that one could get the correct exposure for the sky or for the landscape but rarely both. The French master of seascapes, Gustave Le Gray (1820-1884), got around this by taking two plates each exposed correctly for a part of the shot and then creating a final image that was a composite of the two.
 
With George N. Barnard (1819-1902) during the American Civil War these examples show both the original negative (presumably from a plate) and the retouched version where the clouds are both dramatic and visible. If you look at the skyline on the retouched version of the Potter House image and examine the trees on the right hand side you can clearly see where the two images have been joined.
 
Davis, Keith F., 1990, ‘George N. Barnard: Photographer of Sherman‘s Campaign‘, (Hallmark Cards) [Hardcover] [ISBN: 0875296270]
 
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