Building a pontoon bridge at Beaufort, S.C.
Stereograph showing Union troops building a pontoon bridge across at Beaufort, South Carolina, in March, 1862.
Part of series: The War for the Union. Photographic War History, 1861-1865.
Title from item.
Attributed to Timothy H. O'Sullivan in 1862, based on LC-B811-157.
Forms part of: Civil War Photograph Collection (Library of Congress).
Original negative is: LC-B811-157.
During the Civil War, photographers produced thousands of stereoviews. Stereographs were popular during American Civil War. A single glass plate negative capture both images using a Stereo camera. Prints from these negatives were intended to be looked at with a special viewer called a stereoscope, which created a three-dimensional ("3-D") image. This collection includes glass stereograph negatives, as well as stereograph card prints.