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How To Be a Civil War Photo Geek: Photo Forensics in Richmond, 1861–1865 by Michael D. Gorman

Thursday, April 6, 5:30pm7:00pm
Members $50 (Join today) Nonmembers $65
Virginia Historical Society
Carole and Marcus Weinstein Learning Center
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This is a two-part class taught by Michael D. Gorman. The first part will take place on Thursday, April 6, and the second on Thursday, April 13. Learn about what can be done with Civil War photographs, what they can teach us, and how you can do it yourself.

Richmond in April 1865PLEASE NOTE: This class was taught in September 2016 and is being offered again by popular demand.

Have you ever looked at a Civil War photograph and wondered, who took this? Where was it taken? When? Most importantly, why? Since the Library of Congress and other institutions have digitized their collections, these questions can be answered while creating many others. This two-part class will examine what can be done with Civil War photographs, what they can teach us, and how you can do it yourself. This class emphasizes the photography around Richmond, but the principles can be applied across other Civil War photographs. 3-D glasses will be provided.

Mike Gorman is a park ranger at Richmond National Battlefield Park. He has also created the authoritative resource for Richmond images, texts, and maps during the war, www.mdgorman.com, which is widely consulted by professional historians and amateur researchers alike.

Class participants should enter the VHS using the Carole and Marcus Weinstein Learning Center.


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