The AP offers Civil War photos for use by NNA member newspapers

Sep 15, 2011

NEW YORK – The Associated Press announced it had compiled a special 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.

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.
“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,” said Randy Picht, AP’s product manager for U.S. newspapers.
The collection of photos obtained from the Library of Congress and pulled from AP's own 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.
This special offer is available to newspapers, both daily and weekly, and affiliated publications, for purchase at a very affordable price by visiting this URL:
(The Civil War photo package can be used in print or online for a limited period based on standard AP licensing rules)
The Civil War image package from The Associated Press includes a non-exclusive, editorial license to display AP Images that are part of the Civil War package in your newspaper, related website or affiliated publications. Online use is for up to one year from the date of purchase, with distribution in the U.S. only. The photos can be archived within copies of a print or PDF version of a publication but not individually.
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