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Author Rosenheim, Jeff,
Title Photography and the American Civil War / Jeff L. Rosenheim.
Imprint New York, N.Y. : Metropolitan Museum of Art, [2013]
New Haven : Distributed by Yale University Press.

Author Rosenheim, Jeff,
Series Metropolitan Museum of Art publications.
Metropolitan Museum of Art publications.
Subject War photography -- United States -- Exhibitions.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Pictorial works.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Exhibitions.
Alt Name Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)
Gibbes Museum of Art (Charleston, S.C.)
New Orleans Museum of Art.
Description vii, 277 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 23 x 29 cm.
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.
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.
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.
ISBN 9780300191806 (Yale University Press : hbk.)
0300191804 (Yale University Press : hbk.)
9781588394866 (Metropolitan Museum of Art)
1588394867 (Metropolitan Museum of Art)
OCLC # 827266828

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