Library of Congress Acquires Collection of Civil War Images

The Library of Congress recently took ownership of more than 500 rare Civil War images when 87-year-old Robin Stanford delivered her stereograph images from her collection to the library.

“They’re just tremendously significant,” Bob Zeller, president of the Center for Civil War Photography, told the Washington Post. “These are not post-war … or after Union occupation. These are actual scenes of slavery in America.”

You can view the 77 of the images online now at the Library of Congress.

Here are a few of my favorites:





Center for Civil War Photography

by fifer1863 on June 12, 2013

Not sure why I haven’t mentioned this one before but The Center for Civil War Photography is a great place to find photos about the Civil War.  There are numerous websites that offer images of the Civil War, but The Center for Civil War Photography is different in one way because they also offer 3D images.  I especially like the analysis of Gardner’s Harvest of Death.

So, go grab a set of your red&blue 3D glasses and explore some really cool photos of the Civil War (requires a special browser plugin).  If you don’t have them, you can always explore the regular photos.  These images provide an excellent way for students to examine different aspects of the Civil War in great detail.  As I always say, getting students to act like historians.
Rose Woods Dead in 3D


CSI Gettysburg: Confederate Sharpshooter

by fifer1863 on January 25, 2011

Here is a screencast that I did for you on using primary sources to get your students to act like historians.

Until next time…

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Google Maps and Gettysburg

November 7, 2009

Thanks to the Ten Roads Blog (actually done by a high school student) for sharing a link to a very cool website (more of a mashup really) that uses Google Maps and photos. The Encounter at Gettysburg page is being developed by Chuck Kann and incorporates Google Maps to allow visitors to locate monuments, farm […]

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Using Photos from the Library of Congress

March 30, 2009

As many of you know, the Library of Congress has a website called Selected Civil War Photographs. This page makes browsing the photographs easy because they have a Search feature, a Subject browse, or you can look at photos from each year of the War. There is also information about Understand and Working with the […]

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