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Death and Destruction: Stereoscope Cards of Gettysburg

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Photographs of the Civil War seem to focus around two themes: landscapes of fields and forests to help families back home visualize the places they read about in the newspapers, and photographs taken just after the battle of the many dead on those once beautiful fields. Stereoscope cards enhanced this experience, and allowed people 5 months to 5 years later to remember what happened.

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