Library of Congress – Liljenquist Family Collection (Portraits)

Library of Congress – Liljenquist Family Collection (Portraits)

Galleries

The Library of Congress collection of Civil War material is so big that it’s sometimes hard to navigate and find what you’re looking for. This page shows the search results for the Lijenquist Family Collection of mostly soldier portraits, which hopefully will make it easier for you to get started browsing the collection.

Photography had become popular enough during the Civil War era that the business of making portraits was a lucrative one for the enterprising photographer. It was not uncommon to see a photographer’s wagon, complete with developing chemicals and supplies following the troops.

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