22 May 2012

Civil War Photos Donated to Library of Congress

The Library of Congress’ valuable collection of photographs has been enhanced by the Liljenquist family’s donation of many Civil War photos. Tom Liljenquist of McLean, Va., and his three sons began collecting photographs of Civil War soldiers 15 years ago and recently donated them — about 1,000 tintypes and ambrotypes of both Confederate and Union soldiers — to the Library of Congress.

Only a few photos have been identified, but an interesting website provides details on how clues in some photos can lead to a discovery of names to associate with those images.

Read the full article.

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