Review: ‘Personal Correspondents: Photography and Letter Writing in Civil War Brooklyn’

By HOLLAND COTTER, April 9, 2015

New York Times – Commemorations of the end of the Civil War, when Robert E. Lee surrendered to Ulysses S. Grant in a Virginia parlor on April 9, 1865, have been occurring across the country. At the Brooklyn Historical Society, a current exhibition examines the personal letters of the time. This review by Holland Cotter is well worth reading.

MUSE students have often remarked how amazing the handwriting of generations ago looks to them. Have a look at this article for more, and note the content and atmosphere of the time.