Saturday, June 12, 2010

Amazing Photos

Al Otash sent this amazing email--thought the link should be on our blog. Thanks Al--very enjoyable to see actual historical depictions...

Civil War Photos..very rare!!! GREAT PHOTOS OF OUR HISTORY! These pictures are very profound. It is fortunate that these have survived. Most probably a million wet plate photos were made during the civil war on glass plate. Popular during the war, they lost their appeal afterwords and so many were sold for the glass. Many used in green houses. Over the years the sun caused the images to disappear. These are pretty amazing considering they were taken up to 150 years ago. A compendium of photos from era of the War Between the States. Click on the photos to enlarge and to read the description and caption. Click here please

1 comment:

  1. those are great Denise, crystal clear. some famous images there . . .