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SHOOTING SOLDIERS

Civil War Medical Photography
By R.B.Bontecou

ONLY 32$
SHOOTING SOLDIERS: Civil War Medical Photography By R.B. Bontecou
SHOOTING SOLDIERS

168 Pages, Hardcover
6.75 x 6 inches
2011

The photographs in this book were taken by photographer and surgeon Reed B. Bontecou and reveal a new chapter in Civil War history. These beautifully posed photographs were taken as documentation of injuries suffered during the conflict. The faces of these wounded men stare back at us through time. These powerful images were featured in the exhibition Photography and the American Civil War at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

CIVIL WAR MEDICAL PHOTOGRAPHY

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CIVIL WAR MEDICAL PHOTOGRAPHY (MONOGRAPH)
CWMP

New York State Journal of Medicine

27 Pages, 42 Photographs
8.75 x 11 inches, Pamphlet
1980

This publication presents a systematic study and overview of Civil War medical photography, including collodion wet-plate process photographs, in particular the paper albumen print and the tintype, as well as daguerreotypes, ambrotypes, and carte de visites.

ONLY 20$

THE MEDICAL PHOTOGRAPHS OF SURGEON R.B. BONTECOU

Surgeon Stanley B. Burns, recognized as an expert in the field of Civil War medical history, often lectures on the subject and is the Medical, Technical & Historical Advisor to the 2016 PBS Civil War hospital drama Mercy Street. 

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Dr. Burns’ collection of over 1100 photographs of Civil War wounded soldiers taken by Surgeon Reed Brockway Bontecou at Harewood US Army Hospital, Washington DC has been the seminal source of images of wounded warriors of the American Civil War. 

In 1979 Dr. Burns began publishing this important documentary evidence with his discoveries about Civil War medical photography. Subsequently Dr. Bontecou’s photographs have appeared in numerous documentaries, books, and films, including Masterpiece Theatre, Death & The American Civil War, and Ken Burns’ Civil War.

The images, also recognized as major works of art, since 1983 have been exhibited in museums around the world, including in Paris, Stockholm, Tokyo and Berlin. They’ve been shown in the United States in over a dozen museums including twice at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

To share some of Dr. Bontecou’s wartime clinical images with a wider audience, Burns Archive Press published a large selection of these intriguing and poignant portraits in SHOOTING SOLDIERS. The resilience and power of human body and spirit are on display in this visual record of the casualties of war and of the physician’s ability to help and heal.

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