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American Civil War Photography

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Tags: Civil War Ambrotypes | Civil War CDV | Civil War Photography | Civil War Tintypes

Military Photos - 1840-1899

As we begin the 150th Anniversary of the American Civil War starting in 2011, and ending in 2015, We at OldPhotographic thought it might be a good time to talk about collecting antique photographs of the Civil War.

Believe it or not, there are many types of Civil War photographs ranging from Ambrotypes to Cabinet photos, to CDV's (Carte de Visite's), to Salt prints, to tintypes, which present the beginning Civil War photography collector with a wide range of selections to choose from, but in this article we will concentrate on the three main types of images that most Civil War photography collectors gravitate towards; Ambrotypes, CDV's, and Tintypes.

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New York Military Academy 1898

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Tags: Cadets | Military Academy | New York | photo album

Military Photos - 1840-1899

An 1890's military academy photo album

Artillery drillArtillery drillHere are some great images from a photo album we picked up at auction the other day. The photo albums shows events in the daily lives of the cadets at the academy and we think you will find them just as interesting as we do.

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