Photographer creates a modern take on Civil War-era portraits



There is something special about looking at historical portraits, including those from the American Civil War. You can look at a wide range of Civil War-era portraits at the Library of Congress, in fact. The Atlantic has compiled a list of the 50 most powerful images from the Civil War, including some portraits. Photographer Willis Bretz is a history buff and has always been drawn to Civil War photography. He set upon a project to create portraits using modern equipment that captured the spirit of the classic Civil War…

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