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The Civil War: A History in 3-D


The Civil War: A History in 3-D

Spiral bound, 8.5 x 11, 68 pages, 3-D glasses 

By: Richard Loren Copley

This book contains selected images from the William Tipton photographic collection of the Adams County Historical Society. Many of these views are available nowhere else. Views of the battlefield, the construction of monuments, panoramas, and returning veterans are featured in the more than 100 photos included in this book.

Between 1860 and 1910, stereoscopes were very popular - almost every parlor contained one. Many of the photographers who chronicled the American Civil War employed stereographic cameras. The stereo cards that they produced contain two images - one for each eye. When viewed with the stereoscope, each eye sees only the appropriate image, producing the illusion of three dimensions.

 The photographs in this book were taken during the Civil War between 1861 and 1865. They have been digitally restored and converted to red/cyan anaglyphs so that each eye sees only one of the superimposed images and the 3-D effect is produced, just the way the photographers intended.

  Narrative captions for each picture provide an in-depth perspective on the background and progress of the war, with photographs arranged both chronologically and by subject matter: locations, portraits, African Americans, prisoners of war, ships, ruins, war's end, etc. The book makes a perfect gift for Civil War enthusiasts, photography buffs, and students.

Inventory Number: BOO 021