The slaughter pen at Gettysburg
Stereograph showing dead soldiers in an area called the slaughter pen to the right of the Union line at the foot of Round Top in Gettysburg in July of 1863.
Part of series: The War for the Union. Photographic War History, 1861-1865.
Title from item.
Attributed to Alexander Gardner, based on LC-B811-253.
Forms part of: Civil War Photograph Collection (Library of Congress).
Original negative is: LC-B811-253.
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.