Photo Record

Object Name Print, Photographic
Catalog Number 1999.059.052
Collection Bob Sherrill Photograph Collection
Description Photograph of young soldier posing by cannon. Cannon appears to be in field with farmhouse in distance. The number 939 appears at bottom right. Printing on back indicates photograph taken by Schmedling at Chickamauga Chattanooga National Military Park. Faded writing in pencil seems to indicate a date of September 1, 1898. Also, seems to read Frank J. Welch / Bat. A Ga. /
Sept. 1, 1898 / 17 years...

Photographs in this collection were found in the basement of a house that had been owned by Bob Sherrill. He was a local photographer that worked for the Chattanooga News-Free Press and was official photographer for the fire and police departments. A number of the images are his, but he also collected old photographs.
Date 1898
Photographer Schmedling
Print size 7.75" x 5.00"
Lexicon category 8: Communication Artifact
Lexicon sub-category Documentary Artifact
Accession number 1999.059