Creative Nonfiction

Photo by Leeta Harding

Margaret Erhart

War
by Margaret Erhart

The photograph at first appears to be a landscape shot—an open field with a single hill in the center. Black and white, slightly blurred. An early landscape in an artform that was new and as yet unpolished. The marvel is that this picture along with countless others survived the war. The Civil War was one of the earliest wars documented by still photography as Vietnam was the first televised war.