Brev. Brig. Gen'l
- Feb 14, 2012
- Central Pennsylvania
" The Lincoln Wedding Photograph " isn't. Someone glued together portraits taken separately and ' poof ', History!
They're spreading. It's like lice without a good shampoo eradicating the little vermin. It's always been a puzzle why anyone would create a photo shopped image or just, plain make stuff up. But they do. Some, you can't blame anyone for who fell victim. Most here for instance would not know there's no such thing as a ' Lincoln Wedding Photo ' but really, not seeing that ' Lincoln at Gettysburg ', strolling past tents contains a woman in shorts skirt and nylon stockings is strolling there, too is baffling.
Just ouch. Inserting a buxom, pouting young woman and her buddies ( not one of which is wearing a hat manufactured during the war ) into this grouping of Confederate officers, you'll see them described variously. No idea who the pouty girl would be.
Lincoln is sure a popular topic but there's a plethora of others. Belle Boyd comes in for a silly image albeit hers is a book cover. Most annoying would be photos of ' slaves ' both on Pinterest and Ebay, where any era photo of a black citizen is relegated to this status. Love to see if anyone else has a favorite, er, erroneously entitled photo?
Goodness. I'll say creepy. It must have happened after Lincoln's head fell off and they had to perch it back up there.
Lovely young couple, ( sucker for baby photos here ) obvious signs of prosperity, found on Ebay , entitled ' slaves '. Ebay has knocked it off mostly ( if you write to sellers being witchy enough, it can be helpful ) but these persist elsewhere.
Lincoln spends a lot of time deceased and in various coffins.
Here's a favorite of mine, a photographer ( with his cell phone? ) just happened to snap this of the two couples at the moment Booth was sneaking up behind everyone.
Wish I could post the Belle Boyd, a blond beauty, but she's 'art', and not within the safe zone of public access.
Sorry there are so many ' Lincolns '. Here ' he ' is, at Gettysburg, followed by a woman in a dress anyone would term indecent in 1863. The hussy.
She's a mannequin although the era may be correct- possibly a display from a Sanitary Fair. It's used as a ' real ' illustration of someone decorating their parlor for Christmas.
His parents and that large family of his, having time traveled into 1880.
The whole family! Well, and a tourist wearing a golf shirt, dangling his camera from one hand. And when the White House was inside a museum that time in 1861.
Stopping here although there are more. This is a ' Lincoln's house-we think ' Ebay find, where someone is pretty-kinda-maybe sure he's on the porch.
It's fun, but also good to call out these, you know? Not in a spirit of critical judgment but as a resolve to keep History, well, History.