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The Shadow and the Substance: Civil War Photography

Libby Bischof

Liberal Studies, Humanities Track Online Degree program faculty member speaks at Maine Historical Society.

"The Shadow and the Substance: Civil War Photography"

Libby BsichofPresented by Elizabeth Bischof, Associate Professor of History, University of Southern Maine

7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 10
Maine Historical Society

Photography was still in its infancy during the Civil War, but it was artfully employed as a new and powerful tool to tell the story of the battlefields and beyond.

USM history professor Libby Bischof delivers a visually rich presentation about the impact of this new technology on American perception of war and death. This talk is an adaption of a presentation Bischof gave at MHS's Civil War Symposium at USM on April 29 of this year. The presentation received rave reviews.

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