Art History in “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter”

Go ahead and tease me, but I enjoyed the movie and respected its ambition.  During a war scene, we see a photographer record what could possibly be the aftermath of the Battle of Antietam.   I wonder if that scene intended to reference Alexander Gardner’s photographs.

Alexander Gardner [CC0], via Wikimedia Commons

Also, I don’t know about you, but having looked at Gardner’s photographs (been a long time), I find myself reminded of Francisco Goya’s prints.

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