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Faces of Discord: The Civil War Era at the National Portrait Gallery

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Daniel Webster, Frederick Douglass, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Jefferson Davis, John Brown. We know their names and recall the place of each in our nation's history. But do we recognize their faces and those of the dozens of their contemporaries who forged a new and forward-looking America during the Civil War era?

Faces of Discord is a look into the real faces of the leading historical figures of this turbulent and transformative time. Compiled from the collections of the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery, these depictions include those of Abraham Lincoln, Robert E. Lee, Ulysses S. Grant, John S. Mosby, George Armstrong Custer, and many others who were painted, sculpted, and photographed by the foremost artists of the day.

More than just arresting pictures in a book, these “faces of discord” represent historical portraits of the period, some of which were once owned by the famous sitters themselves and passed down to the Smithsonian by their descendants. The National Portrait Gallery is a fitting repository for these images, in part because the gallery occupies the building that was used as a barracks and hospital for Federal troops during the war and was the site of Lincoln's second inaugural ball.

Faces of Discord also tells the stories of the extraordinary lives behind the faces that changed the course of American history. Selected exclusively from Smithsonian collections and illustrated within Faces of Discord are rarely seen personal possessions and memorabilia associated with many of these historical figures who still command our attention and so vividly animate these pages.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780061135842
Subtitle:
The Civil War Era at the National Portrait Gallery
Author:
Barber, James G.
Preface by:
McPherson, James M.
Preface:
McPherson, James M.
Other:
Et Al
Manufactured:
HarperCollins Publishers
Foreword by:
Pachter, Marc
Foreword:
Pachter, Marc
Author:
National Portrait Gallery
Author:
National Portrait Gallery
Author:
by National Portrait Gallery
Publisher:
Smithsonian
Subject:
History
Subject:
United states
Subject:
United States - Civil War
Subject:
Collections, Catalogs, Exhibitions
Subject:
Collections, Catalogs, Exhibitions - Museum
Subject:
United States / Civil War Period (1850-1877)
Subject:
Collections, Catalogs, Exhibitions - General
Subject:
United States - History - Civil War, 1861-
Subject:
Portraits, American.
Subject:
US History-1800 to Civil War
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Publication Date:
20060703
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
12 x 9 x 0.3237 in 15.20 oz

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