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Author LinkRosenheim, Jeff,author.
Title LinkPhotography and the American Civil War / Jeff L. Rosenheim.
Distribution New York, N.Y. : Metropolitan Museum of Art, [2013]
New Haven : Distributed by Yale University Press
©2013
Description vii, 277 pages :  illustrations (some color) ;  23 x 29 cm.
Type of Material Monograph
Series ( Metropolitan Museum of Art publications )
Gen. 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 Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 250-251) and index.
Contents 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 LinkUnited States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Pictorial works.
LinkUnited States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Exhibitions.
LinkWar photography -- United States -- Exhibitions.
Add.Author LinkMetropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)
LinkGibbes Museum of Art (Charleston, S.C.)
LinkNew Orleans Museum of Art.

System Number 000678122
ISBN Link9780300191806 (Yale University Press : hbk.)
Link0300191804 (Yale University Press : hbk.)
Link9781588394866 (Metropolitan Museum of Art)
Link1588394867 (Metropolitan Museum of Art)

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