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.

Subject: Civil War


See more items in: Work and Industry: Photographic History, Civil War, Photography


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Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: PG.4268CAccession Number: 164051Catalog Number: 4268C

Object Name: camera

Measurements: overall: 21 1/2 in x 17 in x 27 in; 54.61 cm x 43.18 cm x 68.58 cm


Record Id: nmah_1154019

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