Gettysburg Sesquicentennial: Artists, Photographers and Printmakers Tell the Tale



While considering the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, enjoy the July 1 blog posting from Picture This, The Library of Congress Prints and Photographs entitled Gettysburg: Artists, Photographers and Printmakers Tell the Tale:

http://blogs.loc.gov/picturethis/2013/07/gettysburg-artists-photographers-printmakers-tell-the-tale/

Included are images and background information for artists including Alexander Gardner and Alf Waud whose work helped bring the stark reality of events to a far-flung citizenry.  http://www.loc.gov/pictures/resource/cwpb.00074/

In 1863, photographs and artwork were essential in understanding the enormity of events at Gettysburg.  The Gettysburg blog points modern viewers to the civil war collections in the Prints and Photographs Division of the Library of Congress and also in Exhibitions  which are equally compelling and illuminating today.