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  1. JPK Huson 1863

    2019's Best-Of, Top Ten, A VERY Tough Field Here In The Photography Forum

    Photographer and wagon at Yellow Tavern, near Bull Run- who we have to thank. It's crazy hard pulling ' best of ' threads from the photography forum even based on reactions/replies. The thing is,some wonderful thread from 2015 will be resurrected and a whole, new conversation transpires. It's...
  2. CivilWarTalk

    Podcast RS-ALP - #112 Conversation About Presidential Photography with Pete Souza

    The Railsplitter: The Abraham Lincoln Podcast Dec. 27, 2019 - 60 minutes In our second episode about photography we are joined by former White House photographer, Pete Souza, as he chats with us about Presidential photography, the White House, and much more. Enjoy! On the Web: The...
  3. Stiles/Akin

    Found: Bottles of Hair Dye From a Civil War Photography Studio
  4. ErnieMac

    Hair dye bottle found in Civil War Photography Studio sites.

    A recent archaeological study at a Camp Nelson in Kentucky has found the remains of hair dye bottles at the site of a sutler's store operated by a man named William Berkele. The premise of an article is that the store also contained a photographer's studio and that the dyes were used by the men...
  5. Belle Montgomery

    Breathing New Life Into Old Civil War Photos Using Animation

    Breathing New Life Into Old Civil War Photos Using Animation Mar 29, 2019 Matt Loughrey 12 Comments My name is Matt Loughrey, and I’m an artist based in Ireland. I occasionally work alongside libraries and museums with projects to develop their visitor experiences. Over time I have become...
  6. Belle Montgomery

    Civil War-era photos look so serious, here's why

    There are many misconceptions about why people in photographs from the Civil War era aren't smiling. Maybe the photo took too long to take, maybe the people were bored or maybe it was their bad teeth. “And they did have bad teeth, but people today have bad teeth, and they still smile,” said...
  7. JPK Huson 1863

    Who We Held Dear, Our Ancestors' Mute Testimonials

    This child's face is worth any 1,000 words glued together. She seems a little pre-war or at least very early, man in photo may not be a soldier. Little girls lost fathers, more between 1861 and 1865 than we'd ever conceived when all the flag waving started. This practice associated with mourning...
  8. GELongstreet

    Flickr is changing to a pay model - forced deletion is coming

    Hey folks, I don´t know if any of you are using Flickr to upload and display pictures or videos, I personally don´t as I usually don´t create pictures myself and am on pinterest instead (though it is a love-hate relationship). If you aren´t using it or if you do so but have under 1000 files...
  9. GELongstreet

    More Civil War participants at a younger age

    Hey folks, I thought about a continuation of the Generals at a younger age thread that @AUG created. I for one like the earlier pictures of generals, because even they were young once and had a live before those four years that brought us together here on CWT. But there are earlier pictures of...
  10. JPK Huson 1863

    Ladies Marking Time, Bringing Home The Bacon; Who We Were

    A mother and Milliner - creator of bonnets and hats for ladies, and daughter, in what seems a typical " Occupational Photograph " of the era. Her trade is displayed as a centerpiece and, quite wonderfully, the daughter's doll is wearing a tiny hat. " Occupational Photographs " seem to have been...
  11. JPK Huson 1863

    Still In Hiding, " Hidden Mothers ", Or, If Bag, Curtains And Quilts Could Talk

    Zouave jackets were hugely popular for children during the war. I cannot tell if her cap is intended to mimic a military hat, maybe? Did this image make it to some father's camp, keeping him warm through a brutal war? It's one example of an unintentional genre, " Hidden Mother " photographs...
  12. LoyaltyOfDogs

    William Bretzger's Civil War photography is illuminating...

    in more ways than one. Photographers and artists have always been inspired by light on the Gettysburg Battlefield. Artist-in-residence William Bretzger's photography blends light and remembrance in a unique way. Read about it here, on the Gettysburg National Military Park blog, and if you're in...
  13. Mike Serpa

    Taking Photographs During the Civil War

    Taking Photographs During the Civil War Wagons and camera of Sam A. Cooley, U.S. photographer, Department of the South LC-DIG-cwpb-03518 During the Civil War, the process of taking photographs was complex and time-consuming. Photographers mixed their own chemicals and prepared their own wet...
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