2013 Archives

150th anniversary of President Lincoln's Gettysburg Address

SMU libraries include numerous Civil War photos

November 21, 2013

As the nation celebrates the 150th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address, photographs of scenes from the Civil War are available through SMU's extensive photographic collections.

1864 portrait of Abraham Lincoln. Original glass plate negative by Alexander Gardner; later print by Moses Rice.
President Abraham Lincoln

SMU's "Civil War: Photographs, Manuscripts, and Imprints" provides a sample of the photographs, images, albums, and more, relating to the Civil War held by SMU's DeGolyer Library. These items illustrate both the Confederate and Union sides of the war.

The Civil War digital collection contains unique items pertaining to the war between the states and its aftermath. There are many portrait cartes de visite of Union and Confederate generals, officers, and soldiers, military men so influential during the course of the War.

The DeGolyer Library also has a particularly strong set of holdings of Texas-related Civil War images, which are found in the Lawrence T. Jones III Texas Photographs collection.

Read more about SMU's "Civil War: Photographs, Manuscripts, and Imprints".

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