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Gardner Panorama From Devil's Den T&N

Discussion in 'Battle of Gettysburg' started by Gettysburg Greg, Feb 15, 2017.

  1. Gettysburg Greg

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    three rock combo.jpg

    This is the left half of one of Alexander Gardner's great panorama's taken from the front of the rocks of Devil's Den o/a July 6, 1863. In this foreground are the large rocks that now border the post war Sickles Avenue with the Valley of Death and Little Round Top behind. Notice the fresh grave that has been dug in the rocky ground and Gardner's often seen prop rifle to the left. In my modern view shown in the insert you can see Sickles Avenue and the 4th Maine monument mounted on a large boulder in the background. In the 1863 image this rock has a large bush growing on top or just behind it.
     
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  3. DixieRifles

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    That image has a blurred effect even when enlarged. Is that how the photo really appears?
     
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  5. Gettysburg Greg

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    This particular image is available on the Library of Congress website which you can download in very high resolution format (tiff).
     
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    Awesome! More information of one of my favourite areas! The match-up is just spot on, @Gettysburg Greg
     
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    Excellnt job again Greg!
     
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    in your pic it looks like a giant seal carved from stone
     
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    Great job @Gettysburg Greg !!! In the now photo, that kind of bare patch of ground looks to be in the same place as the freshly dug grave in the then photo.
     

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