By Martin W Sandler
For 150 years the digicam, within the fingers of either execs and amateurs, has been a constant eyewitness to the demanding situations the rustic has confronted and to the folk who've formed its triumphs. images has captured the wonderful thing about an untamed land and recorded the force and ingenuity that settled the continent, remodeled the younger country into an business substantial, and accelerated its horizons into the heavens. The digital camera has preserved the standard goings-on that, finally, are the center of each society. most crucial, photographers have recorded the indomitable spirit of our humans.
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This photograph, which he titled Westward the Monarch Capitol Makes Its Way, depicted far more eloquently than words the vastness of the land and, indeed, the enormity of the project. " Perhaps no single development in the national experience was linked more directly to photography than the exploring, surveying, 4 4 M () V mapping, and recording of the western lands in tlie period following the Civil War. For it was the j)hc)tographers hired by the railroad companies and government-sponsored surveying and geological expeditions who dramatically revealed the new territories to Americans everywhere and helped turn the notion of manifest destiny into reality.
Historians have differed in their opinions as to which of the photographs is C^rant, but most agree Grant is seen at the left of the photograph as he leans over Meade to read a campaign map. officers in the first tivo that in the third image. It is indisputable that the pictures, taken as rapidly as the equipment of the day would allow, provide one of the photographic records of motion. 3 6 1 H t c; I \ I 1. U A R earliest THE CIVIL WAR • 37 Mathew New R. York, Brady New York, 1860 3 8 I H F. C: I \ I I.
America, founded during a new age of It scientific exploration and discovery, was born with an inquisitive soul. ^^f^':m^'^ 'iSsfeSifasai John Car but I John Location utikitown, 1866 Carbutt took more than 300 stereoscopic views of the advance of the railroad, pictures that sold briskly back east. This photograph, which he titled Westward the Monarch Capitol Makes Its Way, depicted far more eloquently than words the vastness of the land and, indeed, the enormity of the project. " Perhaps no single development in the national experience was linked more directly to photography than the exploring, surveying, 4 4 M () V mapping, and recording of the western lands in tlie period following the Civil War.
American image Photographing one hundred fifty years in the life of a nation by Martin W Sandler