Detail View: Ira Wolff Photographic History Collection: Civil War Carte-de-Visite Album

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Ira Wolff Photographic History Collection
Collection Description: 
The Ira Wolff Photographic History Collection consists of approximately 7,000 original photographs and 7,000 publications, largely from the nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries. As a whole, the collection traces the invention of photography, the scientific and technical components of its development, the history of photomechanical printing, vernacular photographic practices, and the medium's role in social and cultural documentation. The digitized portion of the collection focuses exclusively on private photographic albums ranging from cartes-de-visite albums to travel albums.
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photograph albums
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cartes-de-visite (card photographs)
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Civil War Carte-de-Visite Album
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Subject Term: 
United States¬óHistory¬óCivil War, 1861-1865
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United States
Repository Location Name: 
University of Colorado Boulder Special Collections Department
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albumen process
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Work Description: 
9 3/8 x 6 1/8 gilt dec. leather and brass. a.e.g. Faint pencil inscription dated Nov.15, 1861. 88 Cartes, including Lincoln (2), Lee, Grant (2), John Brown, Jefferson Davis, Kit Carson, Florence Nightingale, 28 Generals + officers + others.
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Civil War Carte-de-Visite Album