civil war photography

The National Gallery of Art (NGA) in Washington, D.C. announced last week its acquisition of one of the most important photographic works of the American Civil War and the nineteenth century: Alexander Gardner’s Photographic Sketch Book of the War (1866). Gardner, who ran Mathew Brady’s D.C.

SAN MARINO, Calif.—Some of the deepest, most wrenching complexities of the American Civil War will be examined this fall as The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens presents a pair of exhibitions that will bring to light rare photographs and manuscripts from The Huntington’s collections. The exhibition of photographs—“A Strange and Fearful Interest: Death, Mourning, and
Having just returned from a long weekend in Cambridge and Boston, I realize I should have planned better when I booked months ago and scheduled my visit to coincide with the Massachusetts and Rhode Island Antiquarian Booksellers Association's annual book and paper exposition which happens NEXT weekend on Saturday, May 7, in Wilmington, MA (just outside Boston). Here is sampling of some of