Courage & Contradiction

Photograph Album

Dublin Core

Title

Photograph Album

Subject

United States -- Texas -- Williamson County.
War (Civil War).

Description

Photograph Album. This Civil War-Era photograph album has a leather cover and a brass hinged latch. It holds dozens of early photographs of women and children.

Photograph albums were first popularized during the Civil War, as photographs became more affordable and readily available. Such decorative covers were common, often made of leather or pressed paper. Soldiers used such photographs and albums as comforting mementos of their life at home.

Source

Rosenheim, Jeff. Photography and the American Civil War. Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2013.

Date

1860s

Contributor

This collection is courtesy of Tommy Gonzalez. We would like to thank him for the generosity he has shown the museum.

All photographs are courtesy of Georgene Richaud. Georgene, thank you for your contribution!

Rights

All rights to the images are held by Tommy Gonzalez. This image is posted for non-profit educational purposes, excluding printed publication. For permission to reproduce images and/or for copyright information, contact The Williamson Museum, 716 S. Austin Ave, Georgetown, TX 78626.

http://williamsonmuseum.org

Language

English

Type

Object

Files

Citation

“Photograph Album,” Courage & Contradiction, accessed October 23, 2017, http://civilwar.williamsonmuseumexhibits.org/items/show/33.