Dark Fields of the Republic: Alexander Gardner Photographs 1859-1872

September 18, 2015 – March 13, 2016 all-day
The National Portrait Gallery

Screen Shot 2015-08-17 at 10.53.11 AMEsteemed photographer Alexander Gardner, whose work captured the shocking brutality of the Civil War along with memorable pictures of Native Americans during post-war American expansion, is featured at The National Portrait Gallery. The exhibit displays Gardner’s most famous work: a seldom-shown “cracked plate” photograph of Lincoln, taken weeks prior to his assassination.