Living Historians The Way It Was

The introduction of wet plate collodion photographic process, adopted in the 1850s, allowed early photographers to document the Civil War more extensively than any previous conflict. In its infancy in the 1860s, the new process was cumbersome, expensive, and time consuming by modern standards. Historian and wet plate photographer Doug Harding is one of a handful who keep this process alive today.

© Nick Michael, Sarah Hoffman, Quint Smith, Lori Marshall, 2011. Published by Missouri's Civil War by the consent of the creators.

The Way It Was

The Way It Was

Time Together

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Family of Sutlers

Family Of Sutlers

King of Battle

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Living Out History

Living Out History

In Camp

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Family Legacy

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No Typical Soldier

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