soldier's wives

  1. JPK Huson 1863

    " Will The Rich Pause? " Women's History And Soldier's Wives Enduring It , 1861-1865

    Image depicting war's commencement, LoC. Interesting, women as powerful figures in flowing robes surmounting men's varying agendas. On either side of these two fierce figures we see gold coins spilling at war's feet. War was big business- unless you were the part of the population footing those...
  2. JPK Huson 1863

    Before You Go, My Love; Portraits Of Goodbye

    A family portrait which has always gotten to me, sons, brothers, husbands, sweethearts? Guessing a combination here, two soldiers dear to them going off to war. " I left my home Oh! who can tell, The anguish felt at parting With those who tears like rain-drops fell Upon their boy when starting...
  3. JPK Huson 1863

    " Help Wanted, Female Not Afraid To Work ", A Girl's Gotta Eat

    In this wildly romanticized 1863 illustration from one of Frank Leslie's magazines, a ' Lady ' is the center of attention, surrounded by luxury, pampered by her maids. Given a predilection towards peddling this kind of ideal 140 years ago, little wonder we're still at it, romanticizing the era...
  4. JPK Huson 1863

    " When This Cruel War Is Over ", Nothing To Sing About, 1862

    On first read, over-the-top and filled with dread, you can't help thinking, on re-read, this is the world inside of which women lived. Book from Hathitrust published 1862, it had become clear what ' War ' meant. Nothing good, if your loved one marched off in a column, blue or gray. " Ah! The...
  5. JPK Huson 1863

    Children In Camp, Nursery Walls Of Canvas

    Camp Stoneman, a small group watching the band resolved itself into a woman and baby- and husband and son Promise not to become too wordy but need a few! Have camped with small children, like an idiot. Only the very young achieve it with babies, no electricity, flashlights a plus, standing to...


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