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Studio Props

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As we know photographers had studio props available for use when taking studio portraits. Sometimes we question if an item is a studio prop or not. With that said, do you notice anything odd about this image? Is it most likely a studio prop?


Battle Of Galveston Commemoration Ceremony,1/5/2019

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The second Battle Of Galveston occurred on January 1,1863. The official commemoration ceremony is held on the first Saturday after New Year's Day. This year,as well as last year,it was held at Trinity Episcopal Cemetery aka Old Episcopal Cemetery at Broadway and 41st Streets in Galveston. The pic above is the Battle Of Galveston Monument placed in the cemetery by the UCV/UDC. The local UDC Chapter decorated it this morning. It is impossible to take a legible pic of the inscription on that old Texas pink granite.

Members @AndyHall and @J. D. Stevens were also there and maybe they will post some of their pics too. I will...

Monument Monday 1-7-2019

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17th Michigan Volunteers at Spotsylvania.
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Trivia 1-7-19 What's the Connection?

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Olympe de Gouges was an 18th century French feminist, social reformer, and writer who was guillotined during the French Revolution's Reign of Terror. What's her connection to the Civil War?

credit: @Zella


January 6 In Civil War History

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This date in Civil War history
Compiled by Mitchell Werksman and Jim Klag

January 6, 1811 - Charles Sumner born, Boston, Massachusetts.

January 6, 1827 - John Calvin Brown, Major General (Confederate Army), born in Giles County, Tennessee (d. 1889)

January 6, 1832 - New England Anti-Slavery Society founded.

January 6, 1861 - Florida militia takes over a federal arsenal near Apalachicola.

January 6, 1861 - Maryland's pro-Union governor denounces secession in a speech to the residents of the state.

January 6, 1861 - Fernando Wood, mayor of New York City, proposed that New York City should secede as well, allowing trade with both the...

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