AP collection of Civil War photos available for print, web


The Associated Press has compiled a  collection of historical photographs from the American Civil War for use in print and online commemorations of the War Between the States that began 150 years ago on April 12.

The photos are available to newspapers, both daily and weekly, and affiliated publications for purchase for $75.

From the Battle of Antietam to the “Devil’s Den” at Gettysburg, the collection of 55 photos captures the visual history of the four-year war. It depicts the soldiers, forts, encampments, battlefields and ruined cities of the American South, according to a release from the AP.

“As newspapers across the country plan their special Civil War sections, commemorative tabs and photo galleries for their websites, we urge them to include photos that capture the rich history of the Civil War,” Randy Picht, AP’s product manager for U.S. newspapers, said in the release.

The collection of photos obtained from the Library of Congress and pulled from the AP’s archives includes portraits of Gen. Robert E. Lee, Gen. Ulysses S. Grant and abolitionist Frederick Douglass. Photos from the battles at Gettysburg, Chattanooga and Fort Sumter are included, as well as an image from President Lincoln’s 1865 funeral.

Click here to access the photos.

The photo package can be used for a limited period based on standard AP licensing rules.