Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Civil War Photography


The 150th anniversary of the American Civil War is being observed today and we thought it would be as good a time as any to look back at some of the oft-forgotten photographs from the late nineteenth century. (All examples taken from CivilWarPhotos.net, a fantastic compendium of over 1,200 high-quality pictures from the era)


George A. Custer and General Alfred Pleasonton on Horseback- Falmouth, VA, April 1863



Mathew B. Brady’s Photographic Outfit in the Field- Near Petersburg, VA, 1864



Dinner Party Outside Tent at the Army of the Potomac Headquarters- Brandy Station, VA, April 1895



Ward in the Carver General Hospital- Washington, D.C.



President Lincoln’s Funeral Procession on Pennsylvania Avenue- Washington, D.C., April 19, 1865



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