National Press Club

The Civil War in Depth

September 12, 2000

About This Video

Run time: 57 minutes

At a press conference to announce its publication, Mr. Zeller talked about his book The Civil War in Depth, Volume II, published by Chronicle Books with stereo viewer. His books present Civil War stereophotographs in the original 3-D. He talked about many of the photographs, showing blown-up examples, and answered questions from the audience. Following the press conference, photographer Rob Gibson demonstrated the technique for making wet plate prints using an 1863 camera and a subject dressed as a Confederate soldier.