Nine dry mounted photos each with labels for Ansco Film Paper, showing images from the Civil War. The rigid mount measures 16” x 20” and each photo measures 10.25” x 13.25.” One of the photos is of photographer Mathew Brady and the others are scenes from the Civil War, most identified on the verso, and numbered and include:
1. Factory Arsenal in Washington
2. Band at Fairfax Station
3. Untitled: Shows men in uniform with canons.
4. General Brooks Division in Trenches
5. Shelling of Fredericksburg
6. War Correspondents of the New York Heard Tribune
7. Burying the Dead – Casualties of the Battle of the Wilderness
8. Mathew Brady
9. Field Hospital of Fredericksburg
I believe that these prints are part of the photos found in 1949 by George L. Andrews, former district attorney of Tioga County, New York, who found forty-four plates in his barn wrapped in Washington, D.C. newspapers of 1866 and 1874. He sold them to the Ansco Division of General Aniline & Film Corporation (GAF), Binghamton, New York, the country's oldest photographic manufacturer. Ansco and its predecessor, Edward Anthony & Co. had supplied Brady with the bulk of the materials. Prints were made by Ansco from glass plate negatives formerly the property of Mathew B. Brady.
The mounts are yellow with age and have some marks and edge wear. The photos are in overall good condition.