How did photography impact the civil war?
It had far reaching consequences. Pictures of the aftermath of battles could be sent all over the world. Pictures of loved ones could be carried into battle, or sent back to the family. It was the first war that was recorded visually.
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Answer . It is generally accepted that the US Civil War was the first major war covered by photographers. For the first time, people had photographic images of the deat…h and destruction seen in war. The Mexican-American War was one of the first extensively covered in moving pictures, and the Vietnam War was one of the first broadcast daily into people's living rooms. The Gulf War (1991) was amongst the first war to be covered by a 24 hour news channel.
It led people to capture amounce shots of people that were dead, and shaped the way photography is now
The biggest impact really came from Germany. Hitler used Spain as a testing ground for his newly built military , particularly his aircraft. The infamous German Condor Legion… bombed Guernica in 1937. This bombing raid proved the effectiveness of the Junker Ju 52s dive bomber, which Hitler later used with devastating effect on the Allies during World War II. The raid also horrified the world and lead Picasso to paint his famous work "Guernica," which was not displayed in Spain until after Franco's government was replaced by a constitutional monarchy.
The wet plate (or colldion) process was in use at the time. Thisinvolved coating a glass plate with a solution that when slightlygelled, was immersed in silver nitrate. While …still wet, the platehad to be exposed whithin 15 minutes, then developed before itdried. The process was cheaper than the daguerrotype (moreexpensive chemicals on a copper plate, long exposure times and asingle positive image), and produced a glass negative which couldproduce many prints with great detail. Some of the cons of thisprocess was that the coating was only sensitive to blue light, andthe silver nitrate could get contaminated (the plate would fail toproduce an image) and clog up cameras and plate holders. It alsoprovided little time to produce the exposure and required aportable darkroom to coat, expose and develop the plates.
It served to take away the romance of battle and show the grim realities of war. It was the first time people, other than eyewitnesses, saw the death and destruction.
The American Civil war was the first war to be extensively documented with photography, but the first war photographs were earlier. There were photographs taken during the Cri…mean War in the 1850s. Probably the first war photo still extant is one depicting US troops on the street in Saltillo, Mexico, during the Mexican War. After the war no one was much interested in looking at the depressing scenes of a horror so recent and well-remembered. The photography process was cumbersome and the negatives were large glass plates coated with chemicals. Becasue no one cared thousands upon thousands of these irreplaceable images were sold for use as greenhouse panes, and over the next several decades their images were faded away to nothing by the sun.
Civilians had to work at factories making supplies.
black and white and they had giant camers
Proved they had the stomach for a long fight - including the Southern ladies who were supposed to be only good for flouncing and fluttering. Also there were some notable wome…n spies, especially on the Confederate side. Their stories (when believable) demonstrate how little secrecy there was about campaign planning.
Well, black people are now free to steal things till their hearts content.
Depends which Civil War you are referring to. There have been hundreds.. English Civil War . War of the Roses . American Civil War . Crimean Civil War . Etc . Re-ask wi…th the missing information..
It fulfilled its most urgent aim - to keep the British and French from granting recognition to the Confederates, as this would have made them look pro-slavery. Its official a…im - to inspire the North into a heartfelt crusade against slavery - was not fulfilled to any marked degree.
The War Between the States was the first war in which photography was widely used by Matthew Brady,Alexander Gardner and others to capture the terrible reality of warfare. The… public was repulsed when photographs of the mangled dead bodies of soldiers were put on public display and the horror was made real to people who were otherwise removed and insulated from the true nature of war. On a less emotional level photography allowed the images of the famous as well as the common soldier and the statesmen to be captured and preserved for future generations.
Photography studios and galleries such as Matthew Brady's brought photos direct from the battlefield. Brady's photographic exhibit "The Dead of Antietam" shocked many with the…ir graphic depiction of the wounds and mutilations suffered by the soldiers on the field. In fact, due to the incredibly slow shutter speeds, the dead made better subjects for the early cameras than the living, who could not hold still long enough. Since it was not yet possible to print photos in magazines and newspapers, the gallery exhibits provided an early means of experiencing the battles second hand.
The Supreme Court had declared slavery to be legal in every state of the Union, based on their interpretation of the Constitution - that the Founding Fathers would have includ…ed slaves in their definition of property when they declared that a man's property was sacred. This rendered all the Compromises invalid, and divided the nation even further than it was already.
Secession can be thought of as the climax of tensions between the North and South. It really split the nation in half and resulted in the beginning of the civil war shortly af…terwards.
Photography played a role in the Civil War. It let civilians seewhat the war was like. Mathew Brady was a photographer who tookpictures of soldiers, camp life, and battlefield…s.