Lutheran Theological Seminary
Original Author: Mathew Brady
Created: July 15, 1863
Medium: Wet collodion glass-plate negative; one half of stereograph
Publisher: Library of Congress Prints & Photographs Division

Lutheran Theological Seminary

A man straddles a fence in the foreground of this photograph of the Lutheran Theological Seminary in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Mathew Brady took this glass-plate image on July 15, 1863, two weeks after the conclusion of the Battle of Gettysburg (July 1–3, 1863). The 1832 Seminary building was controlled first by Union and then by Confederate forces during the battle. The cupola atop the building served as an observation point, and the building itself as a hospital. When this photograph was taken, the building was still being used as a hospital for the casualties of the battle.