Field Camera

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.
Currently not on view
Object Name
overall: 21 1/2 in x 17 in x 27 in; 54.61 cm x 43.18 cm x 68.58 cm
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Civil War
Civil War
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Civil War
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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