Category Archives: Photography

Mrs. General Barlow: Her Image

Original images lie in bins at the antique stores, offered for cheap prices. Many are photographs of women, and upon closer examination there is no writing or markings to identify the sober faced ladies. Their hairstyles and clothing give clues … Continue reading

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“Best Little Book on Barnard”

Historical Publications LLC of Charleston, S.C. is proud to announce publication of its new paperback, 100 Significant Civil War Photographs: Atlanta Campaign author by our own ECWer Stephen Davis. Steve writes that Mathew Brady, Alexander Gardner and Timothy O’Sullivan are … Continue reading

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The Trust’s 2019 Teacher Institute: The Garry Adelman 1865 Photo Extravaganza!

Garry Adelman bills his photography presentations as “extravaganzas,” and he’s not stretching the point. Still photographs flash on a big screen in the corner of the room, but Garry’s ebullience as he talks about them radiates with the energy of … Continue reading

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Images of Grant’s Last Days

On ECW’s YouTube page today, I spent a little time pondering two images of Ulysses S. Grant taken during his time atop Mt. McGregor in the last weeks of his life. Because the images in the video might be hard … Continue reading

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For Father’s Day: “We…look…steadfastly before”

Recently Library of Congress added new photographs to the online archives of the Liljenquist Family Collection of Civil War Photographs. Scrolling through, we found this wonderful image of a Civil War dad and his young son:

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Interview with David Knox

During an August 2018 visit to the Ogden Museum of Southern Art (located next door to New Orleans’ Civil War Museum at Confederate Memorial Hall) I encountered the work of David Knox. He takes photos from the Civil War to … Continue reading

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Emerging Scholar Kurt Luther

As part of our partnership with the American Civil War Museum in Richmond and Civil War Monitor, we’re pleased to introduce the next of our “Emerging Scholars,” Kurt Luther. Kurt will be presenting his work at the museum’s Grand Opening … Continue reading

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“Do You Remember, When We Last Did Meet?”

We like to spotlight the courageous “women who went to the field,” advocated for equality, influenced politics, marched to the battlefields, or did other unique and trailblazing things. While those exceptional women certainly deserve to be remembered and memorialized, I’ve … Continue reading

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Civil War News’ Stephanie Hagiwara

As part our series with Civil War News, ECW is pleased to welcome Stephanie Hagiwara. A stereo card of Lt. George Custer lounging on the grass next to his dog launched my interest in the Civil War. My husband, who … Continue reading

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“Powerful and Determined”: Susie King Taylor and Her Image as Seen by Stephen Restelli

I could not tell she was African-American in looking at the negative.  When I  scanned it as viewed her as a positive print, chills went through me.  This was the most stunning portrait photograph I have ever seen.  And I … Continue reading

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