Show Notes

Kurt Luther is an associate professor of computer science and (by courtesy) history at Virginia Tech, based in the Washington, DC area. He is the creator of Civil War Photo Sleuth, a free website that combines face recognition technology and crowdsourcing to identify unknown Civil War portraits. He is a senior editor at Military Images, where he has written a regular column on Civil War photo sleuthing since 2014. He has been named an American Civil War Museum Emerging Scholar and a finalist for the Army Historical Foundation Distinguished Writing Awards. His work on historical portrait identification has been featured by TIME, Smithsonian, and The History Channel.