“I Wish I Had Been in the Case”: Portrait Photography, Federal Soldiers, and the Home Circle – Part I
by James Brookes
Today the Emerging Civil War Blog published the first part of an article I wrote on the importance of portrait photography in establishing a connection between the separated military and domestic spheres for Federal soldiers during the Civil War. Using letters, diaries, post-war memoirs, novels and journals, it establishes the photographic portrait as a significant item in the soldier’s inventory and in the home of the family he departed from. Please click here to view the article.