Confederate Troops, Manassas, Virginia 1861

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I don’t know about y’all, but I love jumping inside Civil War photos. Not that war is fun, but it’s so interesting to see images from when photography was in its infancy, 155 years ago.

By the late 1850s, most American artists had switched from taking mainly portraits made with the daguerreotype process to large glass-plate negatives (allowing them to capture entire scenes) that combined the clarity of the daguerreotype and the endless reproducibility of paper-print photography (metmuseum.org).

And aren’t those two little boys dressed as soldiers just precious? I bet that was a sight for them to see. I wonder if the taller one enlisted, a few years down the road.

Greek Life 1974, Part Cuatro

This last installment of the series shows a young Roger Ebert in the ranks of the Delta Sigma Pi.74ElRancho016

Actually, his name is Allen, but come on.

These guys seriously seem older than 20.

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And miffed!

It’s more bare calves for the Phi Kappa Theta.

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We’ll end with a portrait of Delta Tau Delta–mainly because of Bow Tie Man.

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He’s got it going on.