Gettysburg Civil War Photography Extravaganza with Garry Adelman

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Garry Adelman:

Director of History and Education for the Civil War Trust, Garry Adelman earned his B.A. in business from Michigan State University and his M.A. in history at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania. He is the award-winning author, co-author or editor of Gettysburg in 3-D (2013) Antietam in 3-D (2012), Manassas Battlefields Then & Now (2011), The Civil War 150 (2011) Antietam: Then & Now (2005), The Myth of Little Round Top (2003), The Early Gettysburg Battlefield (2001), Little Round Top: A Detailed Tour Guide (2000), and Devil’s Den: A History and Guide (1997) as well as nine Civil War image booklets. He has published articles in Civil War Times, Civil War Monitor, Gettysburg Magazine, Civil War News, Hallowed Ground and others. He has conceived and drafted the text for wayside exhibits at eight battlefields, has given thousands of battlefield tours at some 50 sites and has lectured at hundreds of locations across the country including the National Archives and the Smithsonian. He has appeared as a speaker on the BBC, C-Span, Pennsylvania Cable Network, American Heroes Channel, and on HISTORY where he was a chief consultant and talking head on the Emmy Award-winning show Gettysburg (2011) and Blood and Glory: The Civil War in Color (2015). He is a founder and longtime vice president of the Center for Civil War Photography and is a Licensed Battlefield Guide at Gettysburg.

Event description:

Join us as we welcome Garry Adelman for a lively and multi-dimensional Gettysburg Civil War photography extravaganza. The Civil War was the first war to be extensively photographed and, for the first time in history, the public was exposed to real-life images of the gruesome toll of battle. Through then-and-now photographs, as well as 3-D (and even 4-D) techniques, Mr. Adelman will tell the story of the Civil War via the intensive and revolutionary wet-plate photography process and the truly unique individuals involved in the birth of photojournalism. Learn how early photographs were made, used, distributed and, thus, how they changed our understanding of the American Civil War. The latest photo-related discoveries and scholarship will be covered.

Gettysburg National Military Park is located in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, and is covered frequently by the Gettysburg Daily, with stories related to the Gettysburg Campaign and the Battle of Gettysburg in 1863.

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