?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 400 - $ 600
(CIVIL WAR--PHOTOGRAPHY.) Alexander Gardner. Completely Silenced! Dead Confederate Artillery Men . . . After the Battle of Antietam. Albumen photograph, 3 x 4 1/2 inches, on printed mount with original "Brady's Album Gallery" caption label on verso, with additional "Sample Card" label on recto and 1892 manuscript caption on verso; toning, staining. [Antietam, MD, September 1862]
This photograph was taken shortly after the 17 September 1862 Battle of Antietam. According to the inscription, by 1 October it was already offered for sale in a Washington photo gallery. The original print run had apparently sold out very quickly, so this numbered sample card was sold--presumably at a discount. An interesting insight into the marketing and distribution of the Brady Gallery's work.