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Wenderoth, Taylor & Brown (Philadelphia)
Frank, Frederick & Alice
[The Children of the Battlefield]
Carte de visite
Cornell University Library
Curational comment from "Dawn's Early Light: The First 50 Years of American Photography", October 20, 2011 - May 4, 2012, Hirshland Exhibition Gallery in Carl A. Kroch Library, Cornell University
The text on the verso notes that this carte de visite is a copy of an ambrotype found in the hands of Sgt. Humiston of the 154th New York Volunteers, found dead on the Gettysburg battlefield. A Philadelphia physician printed and sold these photographs to raise funds for support and education of the orphans.