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- Bibliographies of Selected Sources
- Mathew B. Brady - Biographical Note
- Taking Photographs During the Civil War
- Digitizing the Negatives
- Microfilm Edition
- Solving a Civil War Photograph Mystery
- Related Resources
- Timeline of the Civil War
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Selected Bibliography - Civil War Photography
Davis, William C., ed. The Image of War,
1861-1865. New York: Doubleday & Co., 1984.
Call number: E468.7 .F53 1983 [P&P Civil War]
A six volume illustrated history of the Civil War.
Fralin, Frances. The Indelible Image:
Photographs of War -- 1846 to the Present. New York:
Harry N. Abrams, 1985.
Call number: TR820.6 .I53 1985
Frassanito, William A. Gettysburg: A
Journey in Time. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons,
Call number: E475.53 .F793 [P&P Civil War]
"First systematic examination of the Gettysburg series as a group” to identify photographer, date, and a description of the image.
-----. Antietam: The Photographic Legacy
of America's Bloodiest Day. New York: Charles
Scribner's Sons, 1978.
Call number: E474.65 .F7 [P&P Civil War]
Antietam was the first American battlefield to be photographed immediately after Union and Confederate troops engaged in action. Frassanito examines the photographs that were made at Antietam between September 17, 1862, and October 4, 1863, when President Lincoln visited General McClellan.
-----. Grant and Lee: The Virginia
Campaigns, 1864-1865. New York: Charles Scribner's
Call number: E470.2 .F67 1983 [P&P Civil War]
Author "provide[s] scholars with the first detailed comprehensive examination of the hundreds of photographs recorded during Grant's Virginia campaigns of 1864-1865."
Kelbaugh, Ross J. Directory of Civil War
Photographers. Baltimore, MD: Historic Graphics,
Call number: E468.7 .K45 1990 [P&P BIOG]
A directory of "over 650 photographers active in Maryland, Delaware, Washington, DC, Northern Virginia, and West Virginia from 1861 to 1866."
Lewinski, Jorge. The Camera at War: A
History of War Photography from 1848 to the Present
Day. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1980.
Call number: TR820.5 .C35
Marder, William, and Marder, Estelle.
Anthony: The Man, the Company, the Camera.
Plantation, FL: Pine Ridge Publishing Company, 1982.
Call number: TR140.A56 M37 1982 [P&P Ref]
Comprehensive history of the influential firm of E. & H. T. Anthony and their successors. One chapter is devoted to Anthony's role in promoting and publishing views related to the Civil War.
Miller, Francis Trevelyan. The
Photographic History of the Civil War. New York: T.
Call number: E468.7 .M64 1957 [P&P Civil War]
10 volume photographic history of the Civil War,
includes more than 3,000 illustrations.
Originally published 50 years after the War. [Available online: http://www.archive.org/details/millersphotographic04franrich]
Russell, Andrew J. Russell's Civil War
Photographs. New York: Dover Publishing, 1982.
Call number: E468.7 .R87 1982 [P&P Ref]
116 photographs by Andrew J. Russell reproduced from an
album on deposit at the
Pierpont Morgan Library.
Sweet, Timothy. Traces of War: Poetry,
Photography, and the Crisis of the Union. Baltimore:
Johns Hopkins University Press, 1990.
Call number: PS310 .H57 S94 [P&P Ref]
Critical assessment of Civil War photography and literature. Provides indepth analysis of Alexander Gardner's Sketchbook of the Civil War and George Barnard's Photographic Views of Sherman's Campaign.
Trachtenberg, Alan. Reading American
Photographs: Images as History, Mathew Brady to Walker
Evans. New York: Hill & Want, 1989.
Call number: TR820.5 .T73 1989 [P&P Ref]
Trachtenbereg's essay "Albums of War” discusses how Civil War photographs were perceived by the public in the 1860s and the various ways that the photographs were published, such as albums and stereographs.
Witham, George F., comp. Catalogue of
Civil War Photographers: A Listing of Civil War
Photographers' Imprints. Portland, OR: G. F. Witham,
Call number: E468.7 .W57 1988b [P&P BIOG]
Alphabetical list of photographers organized geographically by state. Also includes a listing of Army photographers.
Zeller, Bob. The Civil War in Depth:
History in 3-D. San Francisco: Chronicle Books,
Call number: E468.7 .Z45 1997 [P&P Ref]
Two volumes devoted to Civil War stereoviews, each includes a 3-D viewer. Volume one presents a history of the Civil War through the stereoscope. Volume two includes several rare stereoviews from a private collection, a chapter on glass plate stereo negatives from the Library of Congress's collections, and a selection of hand-colored stereos.