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 Posted: Sun Oct 26th, 2008 08:06 pm
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Captain Crow
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ole wrote: I can't think of any technical advantage devolving from the use of photographs. I do think however, if the printing industry had the capability of reproducing a photo, the sight of the swollen bodies on both sides would have raised such a cry that it's not too hard to imagine a shorter war.

There actually was a process know as "photogravure" that was designed to do just that....unfortunately from what I've gathered it was still in it's developmental stage.

I have a photogravure plate of my Great Grandfather in his Confederate uniform from the early 1900's...still don't know why he had it made...possibly for some newspaper article or something of that nature.

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