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Photographer Takes Portraits Using 150-Year-old Process

  • Deborah Block

During the American Civil War in the 1860s, a number of soldiers had their portraits taken on the battlefield. The images, recorded on glass negatives, provide an enduring record of the men who fought in the war between the northern Union and southern Confederate states. Today, Baltimore, Maryland, photographer John Milleker takes photos of Civil War reenactors, and develops the glass negatives the same way photographers did then. VOA’s Deborah Block has the story from Sharpsburg, Maryland.

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