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Military Images is America’s only publication solely dedicated to the study of Civil War photography. Established in 1979, our ongoing mission seeks to showcase, interpret and preserve these rare images. The portraits were originally personal, intimate objects never intended for public consumption. Beginning with the centennial of the Civil War, these relics moved from attics and basements into private and public collections. Today they are part of an emerging body of scholarship. Military Images features a mix of analysis, case studies, examinations of material culture and personal stories that offer a unique perspective on human aspects of the Civil War.

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