Tuesday, March 9, 2010
Civil War Photography Wagon
Today's picture shows the Photography setup and field darkroom of Sam A. Cooley. Cooley followed the Union Army, and took pictures of the battles around Savannah, and of Sherman's March to the Sea. The field darkroom was used to create each negative prior to taking a picture, and then to develop it afterwards. It was a very tedious process to take a single picture.