• Historic buildings and the waterfront in New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park

    New Bedford Whaling

    National Historical Park Massachusetts

Event Details

  • 03/10/2013

    Location: Park Visitor Center, 33 William Street, New Bedford, MA 02740 | Map Time: 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM Fee Information: Free Contact Name: Karissa DeCarlo Contact Email: e-mail us Contact Phone Number: 508-996-4095 x6108

Join presenters John Wojtowicz and Laurie Roberston-Lorant for "Pictures an Poetry of the Civil War:"
Steroegraphic Civil War photos as they were meant to be seen
and
Poems by Walt Whitman, Herman Melville and other Civil War Poets.

The Civil War occurred when photography was becoming widewly available and thousands of three-dimensional images of the war were shot with Stereo cameras. The war also inspired  a great deal of poetry, much of it published in The Rebellion Record, and Walt Whitman and Herman Melville both produced significant books of Civil War poetry: Drum-Taps and Battle-Pieces.