History of the Civil War in Pictures
At the Clarinet Institute, we LOVE HISTORY! Now we have brought together our love of history and our love of archiving in this History of the Civil War in Pictures. We were able to obtain the entire 10 volume Photographic History of the Civil War and scan the whole thing.
The Photographic History of the Civil War was first published in 1911 to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the great conflict. Extremely popular then, it has become a rare book. Here, in one archive, is the complete and unabridged original edition, text and photographs carefully reproduced in the original format and full size in PDF format.
The thousands of photographs are remarkable in their immediacy, spontaneity, and authenticity. They demonstrate the power of the camera as well as the importance of the photographer. They are a unique record of one of the greatest conflicts in the history of mankind.
“This mammoth work… a necessary part of any civil war library,” contains contributions from over 39 eminent individuals, including veteran officers of both Confederate and Union forces, many of whom wrote from personal experience.
"A number of the photographs, previously unpublished, are from the collections of private individuals, including the extensive Eldridge Collection of Mathew Brady Civil War photographs. Zealous in their work, often regardless of danger, and at all times handicapped by the vexing difficulties of the photographic process of that day, Brady and his assistants carried their cameras to every scene that promised an interesting picture, capturing scenes of actual conflict, others of places devastated by gunfire, of troops on the march or in bivouac, and of individual officers and men”
These pictures can be viewed as art, as history and as journalism. Covering every aspect of the war -- from the front to weapons, from tactics to the wounded, from everyday life to grief, from victory to defeat—these volumes are a testament to a mighty conflict and to the great nation which emerged from it.
There are other cheap collections of civil war photos out there. Often times, the PDF files are corrupt and the files cannot be viewed. We are expert archivists at the Clarinet Institute. Our scans are clean and our PDF and .jpg files open correctly.
You can buy the entire 10 volumes in book form, but then you have to store them somewhere! With our archive, you get the entire 10 volume Photographic History of the Civil War in PDF format as well as 120 photos from the Civil War and 402 photos of posters from the civil war years. The photos are in .jpg format, so they are easy to view and insert into documents, research projects and the ever-important screen saver for your office computer!