George Houghton gallery
George Houghton of Brattleboro was a photographer during the Civil War. He was a contemporary of Matthew Brady and Brady's assistant Alexander Gardener. Houghton was not know for photographs of the dead on the battle field. He photographed encampments; a company band or a regiment in formation; wagon trains; earthworks; field guns; soldiers at work. He recorded the ordinary, the day-to-dayness of soldiers lives.
A collection of his work has just been published by the Vermont Historical Society. Edited by Rutland historian Donald Wickman, A Very Fine Appearance documents the experience of Vermont regiments Houghton followed between 1861 and 1863.
Here are a few of his photos.