Stereograph: House near York River, commandeered as headquarters of Union General Fitz-John Porter, 1862

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Description
Many stereoviews were sold late in the war, as indicated by the U.S. revenue stamps on the reverse. These stamps were required for photographs purchased beginning mid-1864. The stereoscope made such images a shared viewing experience and a topic of conversation for family members and friends, much like watching the news today. Stereoviews allowed people to visually experience the history of their times in a way unsurpassed until motion pictures and newsreels were introduced.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1861-1865
maker
Gardner, Alexander
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 3 7/16 in x 6 15/16 in; 8.73125 cm x 17.62125 cm
ID Number
1988.3071.0095
catalog number
88.3071.95
accession number
1988.3071
subject
Civil War
related event
Civil War
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Culture and the Arts: Photographic History
Art
Civil War
Photography
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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