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Indiana Civil War and pioneer photograph collection

Identifier: P056

Scope and Contents

This collection includes tintype, daguerreotype, ambrotype, and carte de visite portrait photographs of numerous individuals from Indiana ranging from circa 1840 to 1876 regarding Union soldiers who served during the U.S. Civil War and a few men and women who settled in the state during the mid-19th century. There is also a large indistinguishable daguerreotype photograph of a possible Sunday School celebration on July 4, 1850 at Col. James Blake's home on the northwest corner of Capitol Avenue and North Street in Indianapolis, as well as a glass lantern slide depicting the Hendricks House at the 1500 block of South New Jersey Street in Indianapolis.


  • circa 1840-1876

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.


0.5 Cubic Feet (1 manuscript box, 1 half manuscript box)

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This collection is arranged by subject and alphabetically.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donations.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2021/08/03 by Brittany Kropf. EAD finding aid created 2021/08/03 by Brittany Kropf.
Indiana Civil War and pioneer photograph collection
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

140 North Senate Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.