Civil War Photographers: Mathew Brady, Alexander Gardner and Others
By Phil Lewis, Presenter
March 23, 2015 7:00 pm at the museum
12th and State Streets, Lawrenceville, Il 62439
This Power Point presentation focuses on the Art of photography and Civil War photographers with pictures of battlefields and the carnage of war. Mathew Brady, Alexander Gardner, Timothy Sullivan, and as well as Southern photographers, brought the visual story of the war to the general public as never before. Most Americans of the era thought the war would be over in a few months, but it lasted four, long painful years with nearly 750,000 Union and Confederate soldiers perishing in the bloody conflict.