Hospital scene at Fortress Monroe, Va.
Stereograph shows Zouave soldiers, possibly from the 5th New York Infantry Regiment, in a field hospital, tending to an injured soldier, Fort Monroe, Virginia.
Title from item.
Attributed to George Stacy.
Card number: "No. 222."
Gottheim collection code: GCW 10.
Forms part of the Larry Gottheim Collection of stereographs and other early photographs (Library of Congress)
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.