The Photographic History of the Civil War
                  Volume 7 -
Prisons and Hospitals

  Ambulances of the Union Army Taking Part in the Grand Review 1865




Ambulances of the Union Army Taking Part in the Grand Review 1865


page 11  in 1911 book


In the book, the image takes up nearly the entire page and the text is superimposed on the image.

This Mathew Brady photograph is from the same negative as the one in the book.  However, the book image is much darker and, consequentially, has much less detail.  For instance, in the center front ambulance, the knees and lower legs of two men can be readily seen and the man on the right is wearing white gloves. As well, there is enough variance in the shadow inside the ambulance that one can see that there are two people on the driver's "seat."  In the book's darker version, all that can be seen is the white blobs of the gloved hands.  Everything else is black.  Likewise, in the rest of the picture, the picture above provides much better detail than the image from the book.

During the televised procession for President Reagan, I was reminded of this image and other images of the Grand Review.

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Volume 7 of the History is the first volume I'm publishing online simply because it was the one I was interested in when I decided to publish.

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