Antietam, Md. Allan Pinkerton ("e. J. Allen") Of The Secret Service On Horseback

Date:
September 1862
Creator:
Alexander Gardner, (1821-1882)

This photograph shows Allan Pinkerton, a pioneer in intelligence collection, security, and espionage. Born in Scotland, Pinkerton served in the U.S. Army, and later worked as a bodyguard for President Lincoln. After the Civil War, Pinkerton expanded his detective service to investigate crime and secure banks and stagecoaches.

Description (physical):

Glass, wet collodion

Location:
10 1st St SE Washington,District of Columbia 20003
Identifier:
LC-DIG-cwpb-03855
Institution:
Library of Congress

Antietam, Md. Seated: R. William Moore And Allan Pinkerton. Standing: George H. Bangs, John C. Babcock, And Augustus K. Littlefield

Date:
September 1862
Creator:
Alexander Gardner, (1821-1882)

This photograph depicts Allan Pinkerton and some of his associates during the Antietam Campaign. Pinkerton, best known for his Pinkerton National Detective Agency that prospered after the war, also gained priase for foiling an assassination attempt on President Lincoln in 1861.

Description (physical):

Glass, stereograph; wet collodion

Location:
10 1st St SE Washington,District of Columbia 20003
Identifier:
LC-DIG-cwpb-00282
Institution:
Library of Congress

Antietam, Md. Allan Pinkerton, President Lincoln, And Maj. Gen. John A. McClernand

Date:
Oct 3, 1862
Creator:
Alexander Gardner, (1821-1882)

This image shows President Lincoln with Major General John A. McClernand, a former Illinois politician and a close friend, and Allan Pinkerton, a detective and bodyguard for Lincoln.

Description (physical):

Glass, wet collodion

Location:
10 1st St SE Washington,District of Columbia 20003
Identifier:
LC-DIG-cwpb-04339
Institution:
Library of Congress