Tuesday, May 03, 2011

The Last Full Measure: Civil War Photographs from the Liljenquist Family Collection

The Last Full Measure: Civil War Photographs from the Liljenquist Family Collection at the Library Of Congress. "...This exhibition, drawn from a recent gift, features Civil War-era ambrotype and tintype photographs of Union and Confederate soldiers. The collection’s detailed portraits document the soldier uniforms, weapons, musical instruments and other possessions and include significant representation of African American troops and the families of soldiers. The exhibition marks the beginning of the Library’s sesquicentennial commemoration of the Civil War and brings new attention to the war as a seminal event in American history."