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- Feb 23, 2013
- East Texas
Earlier this or last week there was a thread asking about reenacting other periods than the Civil War and I was reminded of this previously unposted photo taken at an Indian Wars event held at Fort Richardson outside Jacksboro, Texas from sometime in the early-mid 1990's; I'm at right wearing a M.1872 forage cap and the infantry is mostly in Civil War gear. However, I would like to draw your attention to the painted sign just to my right boxed in red which reads in its entirety A. PRECHT - LAGER BEER SALOON. This paint-on-canvas banner made by the set-decorating crew is one of my souvenirs from Glory, purloined from the Camp Readville set as seen below tacked to the end of one of the log sutler buildings in the background indicated by the red arrow. Following the wrap or completion of a segment on a vacated set it's not unusual for set pieces like this to mysteriously "disappear", and this was one of the few items I "appropriated" from that memorable venture! I still have it displayed in my laundry room along with movie posters from both Glory and Last Of The Mohicans.
Anyone else having (preferably) old Civil War-related photos, mementoes, or memorabilia from reenactments, living history or other events or vacation or other travel they would like to share with us is welcome and encouraged to do so in this weekly thread!