“Little Photography in Jeffdom:” The Decline of Photography in the Civil War South

by James Brookes

Yesterday, the Emerging Civil War Blog posted a short piece I wrote on the decline of photography in the American South during the Civil War. Though the South already lagged behind its northern counterpart during the antebellum era, a multitude of factors caused by the Civil War severely constrained photographic creativity in the Confederacy.

Please read more here.

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Two unidentified Confederate soldiers, 1861-65, hand-coloured ambrotype, courtesy of the Library of Congress

 

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