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Images of War: Self-censorship versus a Search for Truth?

October 4, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

| Pay-what-you-please

Join us at the Missing Soldiers Office on Thursday, October 4th as the creator of “Bringing the Story of War to Our Doorsteps” speaks about Alexander Gardner’s Antietam photographs and war-time censorship throughout American history. 

Confederate dead collected for burial (Courtesy of the Library of Congress)

Bob Kozak will be discussing the legacy of the haunting Antietam photographs and how media censorship during war-time evolved during conflicts in the 20th century.

The program will begin at 6 PM at the Clara Barton Missing Soldiers Office Museum. This is a “pay-what-you-please” event and donations for the museum will be collected at the end of the evening’s program.

About “Bringing the Story of War to Our Doorsteps” 


“Bringing the War to Our Doorsteps” is a temporary installation restaging the exhibition of Alexander Gardner’s photographs taken at Antietam in September 1862. It is a rare chance for visitors to experience what viewers did more than 155 years ago as the Civil War raged.

Display prints have been made to the same dimensions and style of the originals from high-definition digital files made available by the Library of Congress. To enhance the visitor’s experience, there will be a 3-D theatre to view the photos, which were shot with stereoscopic cameras, in the way they were originally intended. Its purpose is to explore the evolving view of war-time photography from the Civil War to today and how modern media has contributed to American attitudes about armed conflict. The exhibition has been extended through November 3, 2018.


October 4, 2018
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Jake Wynn
301-695-1864, ext. 1009


Clara Barton Missing Soldiers Office Museum
437 7th Street NW
Washington, 20004 United States
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