Images of the American Civil War: Photographs, Posters, and Ephemera

Images of the American Civil War: Photographs, Posters, and Ephemera presents 50,000 contemporaneous photographs, including nearly 30,000 wartime recruiting posters, envelopes, and ephemera. These dramatic images present a historical account of the war.and a view of nineteenth-century America more broadly.from social, military, and political perspectives.

Search results appear as thumbnail photo displays, with one click to the larger image and rich bibliographic details. An interactive chronology lets you move along a timeline of historical events and click for a detailed description. Both portraiture and landscape styles are well represented, as well as action and posed photos.

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