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Huntington Digital Library

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About this collection

The photographs, printed materials, and objects in this collection are drawn from the Huntington’s deep archives relating to the American Civil War, begun when Henry E. Huntington purchased two of the “Big Five” collections of Abraham Lincoln materials early in the 20th century.  The collection’s focus is on items created 1861-1865, but also includes materials dating from the lead up to the war and to postwar reminiscences or compilations.

 

The Huntington commemorated the 150th anniversary of the Civil War with two exhibitions drawn from the institution's deep visual and manuscript holdings. A companion website for one of the exhibits, A Strange and Fearful Interest, highlights the exhibit's themes using select photographs and other objects accompanied by text and audio commentary by noted scholars.

 
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