Globe Wide-Angle Lens

Description
Using lenses like the Globe Wide-Angle Lens, photographers were able to visually record the war. In the words of Mathew Brady, the camera was now "the eye of history."
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
lens
date made
1860
maker
Schnitzer, Joseph
Measurements
overall: 5 in x 4 3/4 in; 12.7 cm x 12.065 cm
ID Number
PG*4211E
accession number
158846
catalog number
4211E
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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