Field Camera

Description
Although large and cumbersome by today's standards, field cameras and lenses let photography move outside of the studio and into the landscape, allowing for the creation of images seared into our collective memories. The wet-plate collodion process required wet and dry chemicals and processing trays to prepare plates and develop the negatives.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
camera
Measurements
overall: 21 1/2 in x 17 in x 27 in; 54.61 cm x 43.18 cm x 68.58 cm
ID Number
PG*4268C
accession number
164051
catalog number
4268C
subject
Civil War
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Culture and the Arts: Photographic History
Civil War
Photography
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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