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Confederate Troops, Manassas, Virginia 1861 February 5, 2016

Filed under: History,Nature,Nostalgia,Photography,Vintage — kerbey @ 11:42 am
LIfe Book s Lincoln

Life Books – Lincoln

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.


9 Responses to “Confederate Troops, Manassas, Virginia 1861”

  1. Benson Says:

    From what I have read he could have been a drummer or flag carrier right then.

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  2. simon682 Says:

    Yes, I think they’re already enlisted too. Amazing that these photos exist. And wonderful too!

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    • kerbey Says:

      Well, the book they came out of said they were “kids dressed like soldiers” but how would they know for sure? Gosh, I hope they weren’t enlisted. So little.


  3. I love this picture Kerbey! Surprised the girls have short hair, or is it up? ❤
    Diana xo

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