Civil War Photo Extravaganza

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

Civil War Photo Extravaganza

Photo of Garry AdelmanJoin the enthusiastic Garry Adelman for a photographic tour of the Civil War on Thursday, June 13 at 2:30 p.m. in room 209 at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library. Photographs are a key primary source that assist in understanding the conflict and when grasping the aims and methods of the photographers and pairing their images with modern photos taken at the same place, the impact is even more valuable.

The Civil War was the first war to be extensively photographed. It saw the real birth of photojournalism, technological innovations, the first photos of American dead soldiers and a public impact that cannot be overstated. Through then and now, 3-D and even 4-D, techniques, Adelman will present the Civil War in a manner available nowhere else.                      

Director of History and Education for the Civil War Trust, Garry Adelman earned his B.A. in business from Michigan State University and his M.A. in history at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania. He is the author, co-author or editor of Antietam in 3-D (2012), Manassas Battlefields Then & Now (2011), The Civil War 150 (2011) Antietam: Then & Now (2005), The Myth of Little Round Top (2003), The Early Gettysburg Battlefield (2001), Little Round Top: A Detailed Tour Guide (2000), and Devil's Den: A History and Guide (1997) as well as nine Civil War image booklets. He has published articles in The Gettysburg Magazine and Hallowed Ground and conceived and drafted the text for wayside exhibits at the Third Winchester, First Day at Chancellorsville, Mine Run and Slaughter Pen Farm battlefields. He has lectured at hundreds of locations across the country including the National Archives and the Smithsonian and has appeared as a speaker on the BBC, C-Span, Pennsylvania Cable Network and on HISTORY where he was a chief consultant and talking head on the Emmy Award-winning show Gettysburg (2011). He is co-founder and longtime vice president of the Center for Civil War Photography and has been a Licensed Battlefield Guide at Gettysburg since 1995. 

Mr. Adelman is an energetic and enthusiastic speaker.  We hope you join us for this interesting presentation!  For any questions about this program, please contact Benjamin Coburn