African American Children in the Civil War
This collection highlights representation of Black children during the American Civil War (1861-1865), including engravings and photographs from the Liljenquist Family Collection of Civil War Photographs and the Gladstone Collection of African American Portraits. Among the featured images are cartes de visite—small card photographs (approximately 4 x 2.5 in.) that were sold to raise money for formerly enslaved people's education in new Louisiana schools, but were also distributed by abolitionist groups in order to increase white Northern support for the war.

You can glimpse depictions of Civil War era children and African Americans from multiple Prints & Photographs Division Collections, through the cross-collection Civil War search. See also the Picture This blog post, Discoveries through Pictures: African Americans in the Civil War Era
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