[Photo courtesy of the Boston Herald]

The American Soldier: A Photographic Tribute Opens

Nov 11, 2013

Join us on November 11, 2013 - Veteran's Day - for the opening of The American Soldier - A Photographic Tribute, a dramatic exhibition of photographs that captures the essence of American soldiering over more than 150 years, ever since the birth of photography when the camera became a notebook to history, starting with the Civil War. 

The 116 enlarged photographs in this exhibition cover America at war from the Civil War, Spanish American War, Boxer Rebellion, World War I, World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Gulf War, Afghanistan, and to the streets of Baghdad. The exhibition captures the danger and the frustration, the humor and the beauty, the camaraderie, the death and the victory that the American Soldier encountered in his odyssey through history and continues to, as he battles today in the mountains of Afghanistan and the urban environs of Iraq. Photography in the exhibit area is strictly prohibited.

The curator and producer of The American Soldier exhibit is Cyma Rubin.

Admission to the library will be free on Veteran's Day, and refreshments will be served from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. in the Great Hall.