Glenwood 50+ Center

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Talk Title: 
Rare Images of Antietam
Event Type: 
Talk and Booksigning
Glenwood 50+ Center
2400 Maryland 97
Cooksville, MD 21723

Soon after Alexander Gardner’s photographic wagons left the blood-strewn Antietam Battlefield, local photographers began taking images on the field. While much has been written about Gardner’s ‘death studies,’ little is known about these other early images. Our speaker, Stephen Recker, has found over 600 of them, many unknown and unseen, and will use them to show how the battle happened and how the battlefield has changed over the years. In his talk, Recker will also discuss his efforts to collect, catalog, and interpret photographs of the Maryland Campaign of 1862 sites in his book "Rare Images of Antietam and the Photographers Who Took Them.