Wednesday, April 1, 2015
Civil War Images........... Stereo Photos Just Found & Added Online!
Did you catch the article in our Spokesman the other day titled "Library of Congress buys trove of Civil War images?"
This story told how "a Houston housewife who has quietly collected rare Civil War images for 50 years has sold more than 500 early photographs to the Library of Congress. The library announced the acquisition and is placing the first 77 images online."
To me the cool thing about this is that they are almost all stereo-pictures, like the gizmo we used as children, the View Master.
Most of the images were taken by Confederate photographers and many are never-seen-before images.
Robin Stanford, the Houston grandmother who collected these images for over four decades, said the images are like ghosts form the past that reflect part of American history.
I cannot wait to click to the Library of Congress and take a look-see at some of these photos!