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Primary Sources are original sources: they were created by someone who participated in or observed an event. They include diaries, newspapers, government documents, photographs, and other manuscripts.
Images of the American Civil War: Photographs, Posters and Ephemera
This database provides images covering casualties, home life, prisons, hospitals, posters, weaponry, transportation, political and military leaders, and other broad topics. The descriptive narrative expands each photo’s story—for example what officers were present and therefore involved in the planning of a battle, who associated with whom, the mood and demeanor revealed by body language—and other information that might remain hidden using written history alone.
ARTstor is a digital library of images in the areas of art, architecture, the humanities, and social sciences, with a set of tools to view, present, and manage images for research and pedagogical purposes.