The Pennsylvania College Book 1832-1882. E. S. Breidenbaugh, William H. Tipton, photographer.
The Pennsylvania College Book 1832-1882
The Pennsylvania College Book 1832-1882
The Pennsylvania College Book 1832-1882
With 17 Albumen photographs by Tipton

The Pennsylvania College Book 1832-1882

William H. Tipton. Philadelphia: Lutheran Publication Society for the Alumni Association of Pennsylvania College 1882. First Edition. x, 475 pages. Plus 17 albumen photographs by Tipton, at least some in a stereoview format. Publisher's blue cloth with black ruling. Minor wear to the cloth and extremities. Previous owner name on front flyleaf. Albumen photographs have nice tonality. Previous owner's name on front flyleaf. Minor silverfish damage to the covers, color-toned to match the binding. Slight fading to the spine panel. Very Good. Cloth. [25500]


Published for the Alumni Association of Pennsylvania College.

"William H. Tipton (August 5, 1850 – September 20, 1929) was a noted American photographer of the second half of the 19th century, most noted for his extensive early photography of the Gettysburg Battlefield and the borough of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Tipton was born in Gettysburg. He studied photography as the apprentice of Charles and Isaac Tyson, who were among the earliest Gettysburg photographers. In 1868, Tipton purchased much of assets of the Tyson studio and went into business for himself. He became quite popular as an outdoor portrait photographer, taking thousands of photographs of visitors to the Gettysburg battlefield, where he established Tipton Park. By 1888, he had produced an estimated 5,000 views of the battlefield of Gettysburg and more than 100,000 portraits. He eventually became one of America's best known photographers, but images of Civil War battlefields remained a mainstay, including Antietam and Harpers Ferry." (wiki)

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