Monthly Archives: May 2015

A Shocking Likeness: Photography and Death in the Civil War

Unidentified soldier in Union uniform of the 119th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, wearing the belt buckle of the Philadelphia Reserve Brigade.,c.  1861-1865, Library Of Congress

It is impossible to think of a time when photos of war and destruction weren’t plastered on the front page of newspapers. ¬†Order member Kelly Christian explores just such a time, and how the Civil War and technology came together to change our relationship to the visuals of death. 

May 20, 2015 | Blog