Monday, April 6, 2015

Library of Congress Acquires Rare Civil War Photos

From the April 4, 2015, Time-Warner Cable.

Several photos accompany the article.

The Library of Congress has oral accounts of slaves, but newly acquired photos help bring their story into sharper focus.

They recently purchased nearly 550 hard-to-come-by photographs for an undisclosed sum from an unidentified 87-year-old Texas woman who has been collecting them since the 1970s.

These were taken by Southern photographers.

They are all over 150 years old and many are what are called stereographs which are the 3D pictures of the period and are amazingly detailed.

--Old Secesh

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