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

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
Object Name
photograph, stereoview
photograph, stereograph
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
Art
Photography
Civil War
Civil War
event
Civil War
See more items in
Culture and the Arts: Photographic History
Civil War
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
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