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tony draper
23rd Feb 2015, 15:36
Some great images here.

23rd Feb 2015, 15:37
Very nice photos, Tony D. Thanks for posting the link!

tony draper
23rd Feb 2015, 16:04
Indeed that's a fantastic if grim series of Images, seen a lot of them before but not with that clarity.

23rd Feb 2015, 16:43
What was surprising to me was the size of the canon bore on some of those guns. Sheesh! :eek:

23rd Feb 2015, 16:46
Which one is Oliver Cromwell?

Oh, that Civil war ... never an original idea !

23rd Feb 2015, 17:19
Weren't all the US Civil War photos taken with the wet-plate process? The glass plate had to be coated, exposed, and developed while still damp. The photographer had an assistant who doubtless managed the logistics of the horse-drawn darkroom.

The US Library of Congress has a large collection of these plates. Photographers were Mathew Brady and many others.


joy ride
23rd Feb 2015, 18:23
If you like photos from this era Google: Roger Fenton's Crimean War photographs.

23rd Feb 2015, 23:12
My Grand Dad's Uncle was William Henry Jackson.

I thought he had done Civil War photos, but he was best known for the pix he took "out west".

One such hangs on the same wall as the Declaration of Independence in DC, but on the other side of the wall.