Washington, District of Columbia. Crowd at President Abraham Lincoln's second inauguration
Title based on similarity to image in Lloyd Ostendorf. Lincoln's Photographs (Dayton: Rockwood Press, 1998), p. 200-01.
Caption from negative sleeve misidentified the view as: Wash. D.C. Grand Review of Army, May 1865.
Two plates form left (LC-B811-1284B) and right (LC-B811-1284A) halves of a stereograph pair.
Credit line: Civil war photographs, 1861-1865, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division.
General information about Civil war photographs is available at https://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.cwp
Forms part of: Civil war photographs, 1861-1865 (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.