‘Ere the Shadows Fade: New Jersey’s Civil War Era Photographers

This presentation features several notable examples of New Jersey’s Civil War Era photographers. The Civil War boosted the photographic trade in New Jersey as both soldiers and families demanded more images of loved ones. Numerous new photo galleries opened to meet the demand. Some New Jersey photographers operated elsewhere during the war, including in the South. Other photographers active at the war front settled in the state after the war. And some New Jersey soldiers returned home and only then began photography careers.

Gary Saretzky
Archivist, Monmouth County Archives

A computer projector is required for this presentation.

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