Bob zeller civil war photography
The Civil War in Depth: History in 3-D by Bob ZellerThe first book to present the greatest photographs of the Civil War in the three-dimensional format in which they were originally taken and meant to be seen, The Civil War in Depth is a landmark contribution to both photographic history and the ever-popular study of the Southern rebellion. Author Bob Zeller resurrects a fascinating aspect of Civil War photography that has, until now, been largely forgotten, assembling more than 150 of the most compelling views of the war -- some of them well known in their one-dimensional form; all of them remarkable windows on another time. Complete with a stereoscopic viewer that unveils each image in glorious 3-D, The Civil War in Depth offers scenes that come to life in a way no two-dimensional photograph ever could. The remarkable collection includes the first war action photograph ever taken -- the shelling of Fort Sumter in 1863 -- as well as more than a dozen Civil War images never published until now. From the stoic face of Abraham Lincoln to the slave pens, prisons, wrecked battlefields, and devastated cities of the South, the war between the states has never been revealed with such astonishing clarity.
Mathew Brady - Civil War Photographer
A former print reporter, Bob Zeller still may have a little newspaper ink flowing through his veins. He may also have Antietam in his DNA. Zeller, co-founder and president of The Center for Civil War Photography, has one of the world's more impressive collections of images from the Maryland Campaign. When he was 10 in , he even attended the re-dedication of Dunker Church at Antietam. His uncle, Rev. Harry K.
He is the author of "The Blue and Gray in Black and White: A History of Civil War Photography" Praeger, , the first narrative history about the war's photographers, what they did and why they did it. His latest book, in collaboration with John J. Richter, is "Lincoln in 3-D" Chronicle Books, He lives in North Carolina with his wife, Ann, who is the city manager of Troutman. Show your pride in battlefield preservation by shopping in our store. Every purchase supports the mission.
Sources of digitized Civil War photos
I had been thinking about that talk when, last week, I had coffee with Dean DeRosa, a fellow local history enthusiast who has worked at Arlington House and Mount Vernon. He has a website called Virginia Vintage Photography , where he shares his love of stereoviews and other 19th century photographs. Beginning around the time of the Civil War, photographers frequently used a stereoscopic camera, a camera with two lens about three inches apart. The goal was to mimic what our two eyes normally do: that is, combine two images to create a three-dimensional whole. The photographs are printed side-by-side, then looked at through a special viewer. From the midth to the early 20th century, stereoscopy was very popular.