The Case of the Lying Photographs: The Civil War Photography of George N. Barnard

    Volume 28, Issue 3 (July 1983)

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    CODEN: JFSOAD

    Published Online: 1 July 1983

    Page Count: 21


    Rowe, WF
    Associate professor, The George Washington University, Washington, DC

    (Received 23 October 1982; accepted 4 January 1983)

    Abstract

    Photographic analysis has from time to time played an important role in criminal investigations. In the 1960s, for example, snapshots taken by the accused in England's “moor murders” were instrumental in locating the grave of one of the victims. More recently, scholars have begun to use the methods of photographic analysis to authenticate historic photographs. William Frassanito, for example, has analyzed the extant photographs of the battlefields of Antietam and Gettysburg to determine where the photographs were taken (and hence what the photographs actually portray).


    Paper ID: JFS11569J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS11569J

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