The Metropolitan Museum of Art has just acquired this Civil War-era carte de visite of a Union soldier (shown here with verso). It will be included in the exhibition “Photography and the American Civil War,” which opens Tuesday at the Met.
The exhibition, and the accompanying catalogue, survey photography of and related to the war between the states, including battlefield daguerreotypes, post-battle scenes and intense pictures of the dead and wounded. Jeff Rosenheim, the curator of the exhibition and the author of the book that accompanies it, is the lead guest on this week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast.
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Image: Unknown photographer, Sergeant Alex Rogers with Battle Flag, Eighty-Third Pennsylvania Volunteers, Third Brigade, First Division, Fifth Corps, Army of the Potomac, ca. 1863. Collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.