The Shadow and the Substance: Civil War Photography

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Speaker: Elizabeth Bischof, Associate Professor of History, University of Southern Maine

Photography was still in its infancy during the Civil War, but it was artfully employed as a new and powerful tool to tell the story of the battlefields and beyond. USM history professor Libby Bischof delivers a visually-rich presentation about the impact of this new technology on American perception of war and death.

(This talk is an adaption of a presentation Bischof gave at MHS's Civil War Symposium at USM on April 29 of this year. The presentation received rave reviews.)