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Public Scholars Project

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

May 19, 2019 at 2:00 PM | Plainfield, NJ | Historical Society of Plainfield (Drake House Museum)
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
Venue
Historical Society of Plainfield (Drake House Museum)
602 W Front St
Plainfield, NJ
07060-1004