Stereograph: The monitor-class ironclad U.S.S. Canonicus, taking on coal in the James River, 1864

Description
Many early stereoviews were pictures from around the world intended for armchair travelers. Informative and entertaining, they took on a more serious and somber tone during and immediately after the Civil War when curiosity about the conflict remained intense. Photographers produced images in series, often with explanatory text.
Location
Currently not on view
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
1988.3071.0113
catalog number
1988.3071.0113
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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