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Author Rosenheim, Jeff, author.
Title Photography and the American Civil War / Jeff L. Rosenheim.
Published New York, N.Y. : Metropolitan Museum of Art, [2013]
New Haven : Distributed by Yale University Press
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 Floor4  TR820.6 .R67 2013    IN LIBRARY
Description vii, 277 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 23 x 29 cm.
Content Type text
still image
Format volume
Series Metropolitan Museum of Art publications
Metropolitan Museum of Art publications.
Note Published in conjunction with an exhibition held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, from April 2 through September 2, 2013; the Gibbes Museum of Art, Charleston, S.C., from September 27, 2013 through January 5, 2014; and the New Orleans Museum of Art, from January 31 through May 4, 2014.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 250-251) and index.
Contents Shadows of ourselves -- The dead of Antietam -- Photography before the war -- Lincoln and the 1860 presidential election -- Secession and Fort Sumter -- Early war portraits -- Missing the picture, Bull Run, 1861-62 -- Gardner and his photographic sketch book -- Ambrotypes and tintypes -- Cartes de visite and other paper prints -- Collecting the wounded -- Barnard and his views of Sherman's campaign -- War's end and Lincoln's assassination -- The slow recovery.
Summary If the "War Between the States: was the test of the young republic's commitment to its founding precepts, it was also a watershed in photographic history, as the camera recorded the epic, heartbreaking narrative from beginning to end-- providing those on the home front, for the first time, with immediate visual access to the horrors of the battlefield.
Subject United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Pictorial works.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Exhibitions.
War photography -- United States -- Exhibitions.
Related Names Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)
Gibbes Museum of Art (Charleston, S.C.)
New Orleans Museum of Art.
ISBN 0300191804 (Yale University Press : hbk.)
9780300191806 (Yale University Press : hbk.)
9781588394866 (Metropolitan Museum of Art)
1588394867 (Metropolitan Museum of Art)
OCLC number 827266828