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Experience Civil War Photography: From the Home Front to the Battlefront

Experience Civil War Photography: From the Home Front to the Battlefront

August 1, 2012 – July 7, 2013

Museum: Smithsonian Castle

Location: Schermer Hall, West Wing

Learn how Americans personally experienced the Civil War through photographs of the era. Stereo-view photographs, viewing devices, and 3-D images created from the photos (glasses provided) are on view to explore this new and innovative technology of 150 years ago. A camera, glass-slide negatives, and a video reveal how the photographs were created.

The photographs are divided into the following three sections:

  • Smithsonian Castle; Washington, DC; and the National Mall
  • Beginnings of American photojournalism and battlefield photography
  • Homefront experience through photography

No photography permitted