During the American Civil War, the carte de visite (now known by collectors as CDVs), a photograph attached to cardboard about the size of a playing card, became extremely popular. Such photographs were left as calling cards to let someone know that you had visited as well as for remembrances for friends and family. Students can explore the Civil War era by making their own cartes de visite, stereographs, and stereopticons. For resources on this and other Civil War topics, visit Through Teen Eyes’ blog at www.throughteeneyes.com. Through Teen Eyes’ free activity “Which Photo Would You Choose?” would be a good companion activity as homework prior to this class (or home) activity.
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