Vintage Military Photographs

Photographs have contributed to the record of wartime history since the Mexican-American War, which raged on both sides of the disputed border between the two countries from 1846 to 1848. The 50 or so photographs produced during the second year of that war were daguerreotypes, shot by a photographer whose name is no longer known. Because of the long time period (up to 10 minutes) required expose images captured by a lens onto rectangles of...Continue Reading