Civil War Lecture Series: George Barnard: Civil War Photographer

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Date(s): Sunday, February 23

Time: 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Location: McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture

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The McClung Museum’s 4th annual Civil War Lecture series will be held on the last Sunday of each month, January – April 2014 at 2 pm in the McClung Museum Auditorium.

This month’s lecture, “George Barnard: Civil War Photographer,” will be given by Joan Markel, PhD, Civil War Curator, McClung Museum. It was during the American Civil War that hardy and daring individuals first utilized the power of photography as a tool to document history. One of the best examples of the creation of detailed visual evidence was accomplished by photographer George Barnard in Knoxville in March of 1864. Barnard was already a respected photographer in New York State when the Civil War began; the story of his life, career and how he came to preserve Knoxville’s Civil War experience will be the topic of this lecture.

As a special feature, the seven frames of panorama taken from the top of UT’s ‘Hill’ will be available for viewing ‘in the round’ for the first time since 1864. Join us for a real trip to the past as captured by the lens of a pioneer military documentarian.

The lecture is free and open to the public.