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George Barnard's Civil War Photographs

George Barnard's Civil War Photographs

The Univeristy of Notre Dame presents this online exhibit of 45 photographs taken by George Barnard during the Civil War are compelling and offer a rare glimpse of recorded history at that time. Barnard worked with Matthew Brady in New York. He accompanied the Union Army on their "March to the Sea". The site is clean, crisp and organized. There are biographies on both Barnard and General Sherman. There is Exhibit Text, and a complete listing of all the photographs. You can view individually or you can click through the entire exhibit one page after the other. It is nice to have the choice when time is rushed or you are looking for only a specific image.


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Cris Guenter
Cris Guenter (Faculty)
22 years ago
I used this site as a resource for interdisciplinary lesson development. The
teachers in the course were pleased with the organization of the site and
several remarked that they, in turn, used the site with their own students.
They said because the photos were real, with dates, and place names (and that
they were on the Internet) their students were motivated and wanted to know
more. For these same reasons, and the power of the actual images the potential
for cross-curriculum lessons is very good.