Amazing Original Photographs from the Civil War
Whether you like history or not...
These are pretty amazing considering they were taken up to 145 years ago:
A compendium of photos from the Civil War era.
Truly fortunate that so many of these have survived. Probably a million wet plate
photos were made during the civil war on glass plate. Popular during the war, they
lost their appeal afterwards and so many were sold for the glass. Many used
in green houses. Over the years the sun caused the images to disappear.
Run the cursor over the
photograph and the picture caption will pop up. Click photo to enlarge.
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