Portraits in Gray: A Civil War Photography Exhibit featuring the Collection of David Wynn Vaughn
This exhibit presented by the Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History, Kennesaw, Georgia, features 60 photographs of Civil War soldiers from a rare collection amassed by David WynnVaughan of Atlanta, Georgia. The exhibit gives visitors insight into the human toll of war. Stories of local Louisiana militia groups and soldiers are featured, as well as battlefield artifacts and weaponry from theWest Baton Rouge Museum’s collection and other local Louisiana private collections. In addition, the exhibit will feature an interactive reproduction of a soldier’s tent.
Private collector David Wynn Vaughan of Atlanta, Ga., has arguably the largest collection of Civil War Confederate images in the nation. The exhibition features images in nine thematic sections including Citizen Solider, Snapshots in Time, Civil War Photography, Dressed for the Photographer, Brothers in Arms, Youth at War, and Bowie Knives and Muskets.
“The entire collection is exceptionally rare and gives us insight into the human face of the American Civil War, as well as the importance of the photographers and photography of the period, and the valuable visual record they left behind,” said Mike Bearrow, curator from the Southern Museum.
The exhibit ran from April 3rd till July 3rd at the West Baton Rouge Museum.