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By Jeff Rosenheim

Six hundred thousand lives were lost between 1861 and 1865, making the conflict between North and South the nations deadliest war. If the War Between the States was the test of the young republics commitment to its founding precepts, it was also a watershed in photographic history, as the camera recorded the epic, heartbreaking narrative from beginning to endproviding those on the home front, for the first time, with immediate visual access to the horrors of the battlefield.

Photography and the American Civil War features both familiar and rarely seen images that include haunting battlefield landscapes strewn with bodies, studio portraits of armed Confederate and Union soldiers (sometimes in the same family) preparing to meet their destiny, rare multi-panel panoramas of Gettysburg and Richmond, languorous camp scenes showing exhausted troops in repose, diagnostic medical studies of wounded soldiers who survived the wars last bloody battles, and portraits of both Abraham Lincoln and his assassin, John Wilkes Booth.

Published on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the battle of Gettysburg (1863), this beautifully produced book features Civil War photographs by George Barnard, Mathew Brady, Alexander Gardner, Timothy OSullivan, and many others.

288 pages, 303 illustrations. 11'' x 9''. Hardcover, clothbound.

Winner of the Alfred H. Barr Jr. Award for Museum Scholarship, part of the 2014 College of Art Association Awards for Distinction.

  • 288 pages
  • 303 illustrations
  • 11'' x 9''
  • Hardcover

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Description

By Jeff Rosenheim

Six hundred thousand lives were lost between 1861 and 1865, making the conflict between North and South the nations deadliest war. If the War Between the States was the test of the young republics commitment to its founding precepts, it was also a watershed in photographic history, as the camera recorded the epic, heartbreaking narrative from beginning to endproviding those on the home front, for the first time, with immediate visual access to the horrors of the battlefield.

Photography and the American Civil War features both familiar and rarely seen images that include haunting battlefield landscapes strewn with bodies, studio portraits of armed Confederate and Union soldiers (sometimes in the same family) preparing to meet their destiny, rare multi-panel panoramas of Gettysburg and Richmond, languorous camp scenes showing exhausted troops in repose, diagnostic medical studies of wounded soldiers who survived the wars last bloody battles, and portraits of both Abraham Lincoln and his assassin, John Wilkes Booth.

Published on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the battle of Gettysburg (1863), this beautifully produced book features Civil War photographs by George Barnard, Mathew Brady, Alexander Gardner, Timothy OSullivan, and many others.

288 pages, 303 illustrations. 11'' x 9''. Hardcover, clothbound.

Winner of the Alfred H. Barr Jr. Award for Museum Scholarship, part of the 2014 College of Art Association Awards for Distinction.





  • 288 pages
  • 303 illustrations
  • 11'' x 9''
  • Hardcover


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