Ruins of the Roman Catholic Cathedral. Interior view
Stereograph showing ruins of the Cathedral of St. John and St. Finbar, Broad and Legare Streets, destroyed in the fire of December 1861.
Part of series: The War for the Union. Photographic History.
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Copyright by E. & H.T. Anthony & Co. in 1865.
Forms part of: Civil War Photograph Collection (Library of Congress).
During the Civil War, photographers produced thousands of stereoviews. Stereographs were popular during American Civil War. A single glass plate negative capture both images using a Stereo camera. Prints from these negatives were intended to be looked at with a special viewer called a stereoscope, which created a three-dimensional ("3-D") image. This collection includes glass stereograph negatives, as well as stereograph card prints.