Civil War Art



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Daguerreotype of young girl, ca. 1861-1865. The girl’s father, William S. Glanville, was a Confederate soldier who was a POW at Vicksburg, Miss., during the Civil War. A handwritten note with the image describes how Glanville kept the image in his pocket all the time he was a POW. William S. Glanville survived the War. Daguerreotypes were invented in France and were popular by 1839. The image was produced by exposing a polished copper plate with a mirror-like surface, and was kept under glass. Item # 1985.09.0418.03.17.01, in folding case, 9.5 x 6 cm.