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|Posted: Fri Nov 14th, 2008 03:44 pm||
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.
sgt Biggenbottom wrote
Photographs of the aftermath from Sharpsburg were displayed in NYC in the fall of '62 ....
This was at Mathew Bradys gallery, an exhibition entitiled "The Dead of Antietam"
An article in the NY Times said "Mr Brady has done something to bring to us the terrible reality and earnestness of the war. If he has not brought bodies and laid them in our door-yards and along our streets ,he has done something very like it"