A View from the Lutheran
Seminary Cupola at Gettysburg.
The topic of the "view" from cupola was recently raised
online in the Gettsyburg Discussion Group (for more info go to
http://www.gdg.org). I recently purchased this W. H. Tipton stereocard
and wanted to share the "view."
This W. H. Tipton stereocard was
probably produced around 1878. I
believe that to see the National Cemetery from the cupola, one would
need to look to the southeast rather than the southwest. For
further study you should consult William A. Frassanito's Early Photography at
(Gettysburg: Thomas Publications, 1995). An image on page 66 of that
book shows the view from the cemetery back to the seminary area. A
large, light colored fence surrounding the seminary grounds can be seen
in that image. Portions of the fence are visible in the Tipton
stereoview No. 702.
The left hand image of the stereoview
is enlarged below.
The area around the building (perhaps
a house that can be further
identified) on the left side of the stereoview is shown below:
A detail of the "cemetery area?" of the stereoview is show below:
Thanks for taking a look at the image.
Your comments and further
interpretation are welcome. This stereoview image can be used with
permission. Please send
me an e-mail telling
me how you plan to use it.
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