Join reference librarian Jon Eaker and associate curator of photography Michelle Smiley this Wednesday, September 20th at 3:00pm EDT for an illustrated tour through the many facets of Civil War medicine seen in the collections of the Library of Congress. Register here for the virtual presentation. This talk will be recorded, so if you cannot tune in live, it will be available in the future from the Library of Congress website.
You will learn about our unique treasures – from a remarkable album of Army Medical Museum patient photographs by surgeon Reed Bontecou to the correspondence and personal belongings of Lincoln’s private nurse, Rebecca Pomroy. During the presentation, you will gain new insight into how photographers, printmakers, and eye-witness sketch artists pictured the vast and complicated arena of medical care during the U.S. Civil War.
Here is a sampling of the images from the upcoming talk. We hope you will join us.
- Register to attend the virtual presentation: Finding Pictures: Illustrating Civil War Medicine, which will take place live on Sept. 20th from 3:00-4:00pm EDT.
- Revisit a previous Picture This blog post: Susie King Taylor: The Courage of an African American Nurse and Teacher.
- Explore most of our online U.S. Civil War collections through the Prints & Photographs Online Catalog.