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This stereograph shows buildings and grounds at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, was taken in 1867 by Alexander Gardner, a protege of Civil War photographer Matthew Brady. During the Civil War, Gardner had become well-known for his portrayals of such battles as Antietam and Gettysburg. After the war, in 1867, he began working for the Union Pacific Railroad and consequently traveled through the state of Kansas. This image shows the fort from a distance. It is from Alexander Gardner's series, Across the Continent on the Union Pacific Railway, Eastern Division.
Creator: Gardner, Alexander, 1821-1882
This source can be grouped with other, printed sources regarding Ft. Leavenworth's early days. This photo can also be used to demonstrate the striking contrast between this fort then, in the nineteenth century, and its size now, in the twenty-first century.
KS:7th:1.5:Forts and Trails (2005)
Item Number: 50
Call Number: Gardner Coll. No. 51
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 50
Built Environment - Areas of Significance - Military
Built Environment - Function - Defense - Fortification
Built Environment - Function - Defense - Military Facility
Business and Industry - Occupations/Professions - Military
Business and Industry - Railroad - Companies - Union Pacific
Collections - Photograph - Gardner, Alexander (photographer)
Curriculum - 7th Grade Standards - Kansas History Standards - Prehistory to 1854 (Benchmark 1) - Kansas forts and trails (Indicator 5) - Fort Leavenworth
Date - 1861-1869 - 1867
Military - Facilities - Forts - Fort Leavenworth
Objects and Artifacts - Communication Artifacts - Documentary Artifact - Photograph - Stereographs
Places - Cities and towns - Leavenworth
Places - Counties - Leavenworth
Places - Forts and military installations - Fort Leavenworth
Thematic Time Period - Immigration and Settlement, 1854 - 1890
Transportation - Railroads - Companies
Type of Material - Photographs - Format - Stereographs