Landmark Photography of the American Civil War – Exhibit

More than 200 of the finest and most poignant photographs of the American Civil War have been brought together for the landmark exhibition Photography and the American Civil War, opening April 2 at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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[Captain Charles A. and Sergeant John M. Hawkins, Company E,

 

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A display of three photographs of American Civil War soldiers in the exhibition, “Photography and the American Civil War” April 1, 2013 at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. The three albumen silver prints are all by Gayford & Speidel, “Private Christopher Anderson, Company F, 108th Regiment, U.S. Colored Infantry, January–May 1865” (L), “Private Louis Troutman, Company F, 108th Regiment, U.S. Colored Infantry, January–May 1865”, (C) and “Private Gid White, Company F, 108th Regiment, U.S. Colored Infantry, January–May 1865”, (R). AFP PHOTO/Stan HONDA.

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