Civil War Albumen Photograph, Crest of Lookout Mountain, by Sweeny
Albumen photograph, 7.75 x 6 in., on 10 x 8 in. mount with penciled caption, "Crest of Lookout Mountain," taken near Chattanooga, TN. Also titled, partially dated 186?, and signed in the negative by Thomas Sweeney. At right, in the distance is photographer J.B. Lynn at work, capturing "Balanced Rock" or the soldiers standing near it. Presumably taken ca 1863-1864.
Following the battle of Missionary Ridge in November 1863, J.B. Linn and his brother, Royan M. Linn, established an impromptu studio near Point Lookout. Capitalizing on the scenic grandeur, the Linn brothers photographed untold thousands of Union soldiers starting in December 1863 and afterwards as the western armies congregated for the advance on Atlanta.
Toning to image and mount, with heavier toning along bottom left and lower edge of mount. White spot on the surface of the image on a tree branch near top right corner. Mount with light corner and edge wear.