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Civil War Photos Go on Display at the Library of Congress

By History.com Staff
The Library of Congress recently acquired a rare collection of nearly 700 Civil War-era ambrotype and tintype photographs, donated by the Liljenquist family. It includes detailed portraits of Union and Confederate soldiers as well as the women and children they left behind. An exhibition of the photographs, “The Last Full Measure: Civil War Photography from the Liljenquist Family Collection,” will be on display in the South Gallery from April 12 until August 13 as part of the Library’s sesquicentennial commemoration of the Civil War. A selection of these extraordinary and poignant images appears below along with related facts about the most devastating conflict in American history.

Slideshow: Selected Photos From the Liljenquist Family Collection


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