Civil War Era Photographs and Drawings
These selections are from the visual materials in a much larger holding donated to the Astor Library by the United States Sanitary Commission (USSC) in 1878. They include photographs that seem to have been made specifically to document the work and facilities of the USSC: homes for recuperating soldiers, the agency's headquarters, ambulance design and hospital treatment, figure studies of wounded soldiers and their recovery, and portraits of officials. These items form part of the United States Sanitary Commission Records, 1861-1872.

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