Yorktown, Va. Confederate water Battery Magruder, with Rodman smooth-bore siege guns
Photograph from the main eastern theater of war, the Peninsular Campaign, May-August 1862.
Civil War photographs, 1861-1865 / compiled by Hirst D. Milhollen and Donald H. Mugridge, Washington, D.C. : Library of Congress, 1977. No. 0037
Stereo filed in LOT 4166.
Title from Milhollen and Mugridge.
Two plates form left (LC-B811-0458B) and right (LC-B811-0458A) halves of a stereograph pair; with variant view plates (LC-B811-0458C) and (LC-B811-0458D).
Corresponding print is in LOT 4166-J.
Credit line: Civil war photographs, 1861-1865, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division.
General information about Civil war photographs is available at https://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.cwp
Forms part of: Civil war photographs, 1861-1865 (Library of Congress).
Selected Civil War Photographs, 1861-1865.
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.