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12+14+13+Primary documents since last midterm are on the final Civil War Photos http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/cwphtml/cwphome.html Civil War 1861-1865 o Photography is a new technology around the time of the civil war It was very tedious to take pictures unlike today It took two people to take a picture One would focus the picture The other would manually open and close the lens After taking the picture they had to handle the glass plates used very carefully o Matthew Brady He moved to New York City when he was 16 years old He takes classes in photography and finally feels that he reached a good enough experience level that he starts to take photographs professionally In 1856 he opens a studio in Washington DC so that he can take portraits of the nations leaders He will be one of the first photographers to actually document the nations history He plans to document the Civil War on a grand scale
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This note was uploaded on 04/13/2008 for the course HIST 1403 taught by Professor Noll during the Spring '08 term at Texas San Antonio.

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