A series of noontime gallery talks were given by Library curators in the exhibition from mid April through June 2011.

To schedule school or group tours call (202) 707-9203.

You can explore the entire Liljenquist Family Collection on the Prints and Photographs online catalog at http://www.loc.gov/pictures/collection/lilj.

The collection is also a part of Flickr at the Library of Congress set titled “Civil War Faces” (external link).

Public comment is sought on both sites in order to gather additional information about the photographs and as a forum for discussion.

Gallery Talks

All Gallery Talks for The Last Full Measure exhibition (unless otherwise noted) occurred at noon on Wednesdays in the South Gallery, Second Floor, Thomas Jefferson Building

April 20
Collector Tom Liljenquist discussed the photographs his family donated to the Library of Congress

April 27
Carol Johnson (Prints and Photographs Division) gave a tour of The Last Full Measure exhibition

May 4
Helena Zinkham (Prints and Photographs Division) discussed newly identified soldiers—the research stories from Flickr and Civil War specialists

May 11
Adam Goodheart discussed and signed his new book 1861: The Civil War Awakening (Alfred A. Knopf, 2011). Pickford Theater, Madison Building. A Books & Beyond program.

May 18
Christopher Murphy (African Middle Eastern Division) discussed the weapons used in the Civil War

May 25
Margaret E. Wagner (Publishing Office),discussed the publication of the new Civil War timeline published by the Library of Congress and Little Brown and Company

June 1
Christy Chason (VHP) and Jamie Stevenson (VHP) presented "Some gave all, Some lived to tell"

June 8
Dana Hemmenway (Conservation Division) discussed the conservation and mounting of the photographs in the exhibition

June 15
Michelle Krowl (Manuscript Division) discussed the life of the “everyday” soldier in the Civil War

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