Roger Fenton

We do not live by milsurps alone. Photography and other hobbies as well as the mention of other collections would fit in this forum.

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Roger Fenton

Post by DuncaninFrance » Mon Jan 04, 2021 9:08 am

Just received my New Years present to myself, prompted by Britishmuzzeloaders series on the Crimean War
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gUm8K7_ ... zleloaders

As an avid photographer myself I have always been interested in early photography and also the Crimean War so this book makes great sense for me.

Not only does it contain a great amount of detail in it's 256 pages but it is beautifully produced.
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Post by Niner » Mon Jan 04, 2021 1:18 pm

That reminds me of the Civil War photos compiled in 10 volumes in 1911 and edited by Francis Trevelyan Miller. I first started to put together a set probably forty or more years ago and entitled under the banner of "The Photographic History of the Civil War". I'd find a volume here and there in various bargain bins and flea markets back years ago. Only had a few of them when back about fifteen years or so I saw a set of a later publication that were bound in about half the number of volumes but missing one of them. The one I was missing was mostly made up for by the individual volumes I had that was in it but there is still a missing book or two from the early individual books published.

The images in these books are by a wide range of photographers. Matthew Brady was the prime force on the Union side and he had a number of professional photographers working for him in different theatres of the war. Unknown photographers also contributed when all the photos from many different sources were assembled.
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Post by Niner » Mon Jan 04, 2021 1:30 pm

A photographer in the field from the 1860's.
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Post by Niner Delta » Mon Jan 04, 2021 8:23 pm

I like those large books with lots of photos, even though I am not a photographer, I really
enjoy the photos. Don't really have any on the Civil War, my collections are steam railroading
and aviation of all types.


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