Sunday, July 3, 2016

An animated glimpse of Gen. Stoneman

Gen. George Stoneman sat for at least two stereographic portraits by James F. Gibson, who learned the 3D technique from the famous Civil War photographer Mathew Brady. This one was taken near Fredericksburg, Virginia, in June 1862, when Stoneman was 39 and commanded the Third Army Corps. I posted another 3D image of Stoneman when I began this blog, but I've just now figured out how to animate it. If that's a Bible he's holding, it's probably just a prop.

In the interest of equal time, here's General Robert E. Lee:
(Photos from the Chubachus Library of Photographic History)

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