Special Collection

Civil War Stereographs

The start of the American Civil War coincided with the development and popularity of stereo photography—a technique that renders photos in three-dimensional depth. The Library Trust Civil War stereograph collection, donated by Reginald Oakie in 1983, features extensive imagery of Civil War battlefields, headquarters, encampments, portraits, landscapes, transports, and more. Due to their fragile condition, they have never before been made available for viewing. Our online collection offers the opportunity to explore these historic stereographs in depth.