Photos by Charly SHELTON
The Gene Autry Museum of Western Heritage held a panel discussion on Civil War era photography, with a live demonstration of wet plate collodion photography, on Sunday. As part of a series of lectures and events at The Autry celebrating the exhibit “Empire and Liberty: Civil War and the West,” this discussion and demonstration covered the practice of photographers during and after the Civil War, and the impact that the photographs had on contemporary audiences.
For more information and other upcoming events, visit the website at theautry.org. “Empire and Liberty: Civil War and the West” exhibit is open now and runs through Jan. 3, 2016.