Civil War Photo Contest
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- Feb 23, 2013
- East Texas
This week Throwback Thursday revisits 1961 and the beginning of the Civil War Centennial - even the Peanuts gang realized what was going on! I unearthed these recently when looking through some old papers and clippings from the 1960's; can anyone reading this imagine any pop culture icon today like Charles Schulz even knowing there was a civil war, much less recognizing it in a comic strip? And he even knew what were the most prominent songs from the era - even if Snoopy was nonplussed by it all. Below is another cartoon from the Centennial that appeared in the now-long-defunct Look Magazine by artist Ed Fisher lampooning the then-current interest in the first-person accounts that were being published in large numbers at the time:
Anyone else having (preferably) old Civil War-related photos, memorabilia, or mementoes is welcome and encouraged to share them with us in this weekly thread!