Running now until September 2, 2013, the MET in NYC is hosting an exhibition called Photography and the American Civil War that is an absolute must-see for anybody who is really into early photographic technology and American history.

For those who cannot make it to the MET, the museum has published an amazing 288-page volume of the exhibition in book form under the same title. It’s available now for pre-order for the really low price of $33. I highly recommend it!

For those of you who CAN go to the MET exhibit, you can pick up the book in person right away (not sure why you have to wait to buy it online).