American Memory:  Technical summary

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Collection Overview

Photographs, most made under the supervision of Mathew B. Brady, that include scenes of depict military personnel and facilities, primarily from a Union perspective. Includes the main Eastern theater, the federal navy and seaborne expeditions against the Atlantic Coast of the Confederacy, the war in the West, Washington, D.C., African Americans, fortifications, battlefields, preparations for battle and the aftermath of battle. Also, many portraits of officers and enlisted men, and of federal and confederate government members, including Abraham Lincoln and his assassins.
Source collection
Selected Civil War Photographs, 1861-1865 , Prints and Photographs Division.
LCCN 94-837685 [Link to catalog record (z39.50 query) will not work when main cataloging system is not available.] .
Technical features
Scenes and portraits, image quality is good.
Original material formats
Number of original items
Status of collection
Available online as of November 1997.
Public access
The Library is not aware of any restrictions that inhibit public access to this collection. See notes on rights and restrictions provided by the Library to users of this collection.

Aids to intellectual access

Type & granularity
MARC bibliographic records. Each bib. record describes a single item.
Sample bibliographic display in American Memory.
Linking to digital reproductions
Bibliographic record contains identifier used in filenames for all versions of image. Last character of filename is feature code for image type.

Digital reproductions

Total file-space for digital reproductions: 682 Mbytes

Photographs Archival image Service image
Inline thumbnail Additional thumbnail
Marker Filename ends "u" Filename ends "r" Filename ends "t" Filename ends "t"
Tonal resolution (grayscale) 8 bit 8 bit 8 bit 8 bit
Spatial resolution (approx) 900x600 pixels 900x600 pixels 150x100 pixels 150x100 pixels
Quantity (approx) 1,118 1,118 1,118 1,118
Sample Sample archival Sample service Sample thumbnail Sample thumbnail

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