February 10, 2015 — July 5, 2015
Photography and the 16th President
The presidency of Abraham Lincoln coincided with major scientific advances in photography, allowing Mathew Brady, Alexander Gardner, and other professional photographers to capture his image in studio portraits and on the battlefields of the Civil War. After his death, photos of the funeral ceremonies helped the nation grieve and heal.
Featuring more than 70 rarely exhibited works, including many from the Chrysler’s David L. Hack Collection of vintage Civil War photos, this exhibition provides a vivid portrait of a great leader as we commemorate the 150th anniversary of his death.
This exhibition was on view Feb. 10 / July 5.