Civil War Photographer, Alexander Gardner Signed Check
Gardner, Alexander (1821-1881). Civil War photographer. Check signed, 7.5 x 3 in., "Washington, D.C." January 29th, 1880.
Gardner was one of the top portrait photographers in his field. He worked closely with the famous photographer Mathew Brady and assumed most of the responsibilities in his studio in 1858. Gardner captured many iconic images of gruesome Civil War battlefields that brought "the terrible reality and earnestness of war" into the homes and hearts of Americans.
The crisp note has brilliant color and bold signatures.