Beta release of Photo Sleuth software in Gettysburg

The Civil War Photo Sleuth team. From left: Intern Natalie Robinson, Lab Director Kurt Luther, Intern Ryan Russell, and Ph.D. Student Vikram Mohanty.

The Civil War Photo Sleuth team released a beta version of our software for identifying unknown Civil War photos at the 45th Civil War Artifact and Collectibles Show in Gettysburg, PA. Our table was set up next to our partners at Military Images Magazine. The team was excited to help dozens of attendees sign up for the site, and these new users tentatively identified several unknown soldier photos during the show.

We also demoed an earlier version of the Photo Sleuth software at the previous year’s Gettysburg show in 2017. More details here.

Author: Kurt Luther

Dr. Kurt Luther is an associate professor of computer science and (by courtesy) history at Virginia Tech, where he directs the Crowd Intelligence Lab.