Public Scholars Project

‘Ere the Shadows Fade: New Jersey’s Civil War Era Photographers

March 31, 2019 at 2:00 PM | North Plainfield, NJ | Vermeule Mansion
Why were photographers important during the Civil War Era? The then-new ability to capture images at that time resulted in an increase in demand – from soldiers and families – for images of loved ones. More galleries opened and photographers moved to areas in need during and post war. Several notable New Jersey photographers, including George S. Cook and Theodore Gubelman contributed to the field. In this session, the evolution of the photography industry and the significance of the images captured will guide the conversation.

Gary D. Saretzky
Archivist, educator, and photographer
Vermeule Mansion
614 Greenbrook Rd
North Plainfield, NJ