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Implements of Civil War Photography

By Lauren Letizia '23 This semester, CWI Fellow Lauren Letizia ’23 is analyzing the numerous roles, cultural significance, and lasting impacts of a cross-section of Civil War photographers upon American society. While some may be familiar to avid readers of ...
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Shooting Soldiers: Civil War Medical Photography by R.B. Bontecou

By Lauren Letizia '23 This semester, CWI Fellow Lauren Letizia ’23 is analyzing the numerous roles, cultural significance, and lasting impacts of a cross-section of Civil War photographers upon American society. While some may be familiar to avid readers of Civil ...
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Capturing Chaos: The Myriad Roles and Lasting Impacts of Civil War Photographers

By Lauren Letizia, ‘23 This semester, CWI Fellow Lauren Letizia ’23 is analyzing the numerous roles, cultural significance, and lasting impacts of a cross-section of Civil War photographers upon American society. While some may be familiar to avid readers of ...
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Until We Meet Again: Victorian Mourning Practices

By Ziv Carmi '23 A special thanks to Ron Perisho, a perennial friend of the CWI, for sharing the two examples of mourning rings, part of his personal collection! As the 19th century progressed, skull and hourglass motifs on tombstones ...
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Are We Soldiers or Are We Labourers?The Story of Corporal James H. Gooding

By Ziv Carmi '23 While the 54th Massachusetts is the most famous African-American regiment, the story of Corporal James H. Gooding is lesser-known. Cpl. Gooding was born into slavery in North Carolina in 1838 before his freedom was purchased and ...
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