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    Favorite "Modern" Civil War Artists

    How about a survey/poll of the members favorite artists. Dale Galleon, Rick Reeves, Don Troiani all do great work.
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    Selling War, Era Artists' Pen And Ink Bandwagons

    Image from recruiting poster for the 1st US Cavalry. One reason these images are so charming is the horse suspended in mid-air. Before photography was able to capture motion, general idea was maybe a two-beat gallop? This officer is also indicative of recruiting posters through several wars, a...
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    " A Sumptuous Repast ", Artists Send Home Thanksgiving At War

    Winslow Homer, 1864. Before Rockwell, Homer hooked us into scenes using the same sense of recognition evocative of tradition and drawing on connection with each other. That one answered a question I'd had too- how long have we been squabbling over that wishbone? And keep your thumb down, it's...
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    Rafters Of Turkeys, Clowders Of Cats, What's a Herd Of Artists? 1864

    " American Artists ", gathered as a kind of display for NYC's Metropolitan Sanitary Fair. Anyone look familiar? They should. Some of these men saw an awful lot of the war. LoC. The 1864 Metropolitan Sanitary Fair was a huge, big deal. I'm not sure it's quite understood what exactly these fairs...
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    So Wanna Buy A Bridge? I Know A Guy....Who Draws Bridges

    No, really. This artist's rendering was for an Ohio firm that sold bridges. You can't squish all that onto a digital billboard. If this thread belongs elsewhere, feel free to have it moved?The thing is, era advertisements tend to be amazing examples of period artwork even if we frequently don't...
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    Soldiers, Turkeys And Pig Heads From Home, Thanksgiving Goes To War

    Sans linen, silver and Grandmother Alice, a Thanksgiving table in camp still brought the dog looking for scraps. And a family sharing the meal is a family sharing a meal, with Thanks. It's seriously wonderful how many articles you can find about Thanksgiving in camps from 1861 through 1864. We...
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    Confederate Cadet to World Famous Artist

    Moses Jacob Ezekiel: "I hope you will be an artist, as it seems to me you are cut out for one. But, whatever you do, try to prove to the world that if we did not succeed in our struggle, we are worthy of success, and do earn a reputation in whatever profession you undertake" - Robert E. Lee"...
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    Civil War Battle Sketches

    At the time of the Civil War, camera shutters were too slow to record movement sharply. Celebrated photographers such as Mathew Brady and Timothy O’Sullivan, encumbered by large glass negatives and bulky horse-drawn processing wagons, could neither maneuver the rough terrain nor record images in...
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