Manuel García Viveros

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General Robert E. Lee- Mathew Brady’s Last Wartime Photograph

<b>Mathew B. Brady</b> <b><br>(American, near Lake George, New York 1823?–1896 New York)</b><p><b>Date:</b> 1865<p><b>Medium:</b> Albumen silver print from glass negative<p><b>Dimensions:</b> Image: 14 × 9.3 cm (5 ½ × 3 11/16 in.)<p><b>Classification:</b> Photographs<p><b>Credit Line:</b> Gilman Collection, Museum Purchase, 2005<p>Confederate General Robert E. Lee surrendered his army to Union General Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Court House, Virginia, on April 9, 1865. The Civil War was over. If not whole, the nation was at least reunited, and the slow recovery …

Stonewall Jackson. Vintage 19th Century Tobacco Crate Label

<b>Stonewall Jackson. Vintage 19th Century Tobacco Crate Label</b><p>Representing a number of local manufacturers and the tastes they produced, the collection of vintage tobacco crate labels at the Library of Virginia are a unique reflection of the artistry showcased in nineteenth century advertisements. The brand featuring the most appealing and magnificently colored label was likely to outsell the competition, and a successful design would often be used for forty years or more.

Samurai Warrior? Or Confederate Felix Thompson of Company H, 1st Missouri Cavalry Regiment with pistols and sabre.

<b>Samurai Warrior? Or Confederate Felix Thompson of Company H, 1st Missouri Cavalry Regiment with pistols and sabre..</b><p>Following the Battle of Pea Ridge the regiment transferred East of the Mississippi to serve at Vicksburg. When Vicksburg fell on July 4, 1863, the regiment surrendered and immediately paroled. Since it was “declared exchanged” on 12 September 1863 it was able to go back into Confederate service.<p>During its service, the 1st Missouri Cavalry served in: Little’s Brigade; Gates’ …

 General Stonewall Jackson - By South Carolinian James Reeve Stuart

<b>General Stonewall Jackson - By South Carolinian James Reeve Stuart</b><p>It is reasonable to surmise that Stuart executed this portrait on commission for a Southern loyalist or on speculation with hopes for its sale in a popular St. Louis gallery. The portrait’s subject, Thomas Jonathan Jackson (January 21, 1824-May 10, 1863), was a figure of romantic adulation, the martyr of the Battle of Chancellorsville whose stalwart defiance at the First Battle of Manassas earned him the sobriquet “Stonewall.”<p>It …

Civil War Ghosts Of The Marshall House, Savannah, Ga

<b>Civil War Ghosts Of The Marshall House, Savannah, Ga.</b><p>Opened in 1851 — and standing as the oldest hotel in Savannah — the Marshall House has had its fair share of unexplained phenomena. Also used as a hospital in between stints as a hotel, the Marshall House witnessed thousands of deaths throughout the Civil War and two yellow fever epidemics. The property was renovated and re-opened as a hotel in 1999, but old haunts lingered: Many guests report strange noises and the feeling of cold hands …

Halloween And The Civil War-“Reaping the Harvest" 

<b>Halloween And The Civil War-“Reaping the Harvest"</b><p>Thomas Nast’s illustration of Jefferson Davis "Reaping the Harvest”, taken from <i>Harper’s Weekly</i> in October 1861. The precise date of publication - October 26 - a ghoulish image timed for Halloween.<p>Davis is portrayed with deathly eyes, reaping plants and skulls with a curved sword. Underneath him is a snake and above him a twisted tree with crow perched on it and noose hanging from it. Davis is viewed as the ultimate traitor and this cartoon …

The Ghosts Of Gettysburg~

<b>The Ghosts Of Gettysburg~</b><p>Fourteen decades after the bloodiest battle in U.S. history took place here, Gettysburg has allegedly become one of the most haunted cities in America. What’s behind the terrifying sounds and haunting visions? Join us on this journey as the reputedly haunted sites and locales throughout the city are examined. Narrated by Erik Todd Dellums.<p>Part Two Through Five on Youtube

Confederate Stars and Bars

<b>A Flag- A Sacred Symbol Worth Defending And Dying For—On The Battlefield And Beyond.</b><p><b>The photo above is of the “original” stars and bars</b><p>The first Confederate national flag, known as the “Stars and Bars,” often proved indistinguishable from the Stars and Stripes in the thick of battle. The “battle flag”, created in 1861, became the icon of the Confederacy.<p>The first official national flag of the Confederacy, called the <b>Stars and Bars</b>, was flown from March 4, 1861, to May 1, 1863. Inspired by …

Private Luther Hart Clapp of Company C, 37th Virginia Infantry Regiment, in uniform and two-piece Virginia state seal buckle with Boyle a…

<b>Private Luther Hart Clapp of Company C, 37th Virginia Infantry Regiment, in uniform and two-piece Virginia state seal buckle with Boyle and Gamble sword</b><p>Ninth-plate ambrotype, hand-colored 7.7 x 6.3 cm (case) Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print

Officers Of The Seventy-First New York Infantry

<b>Officers Of The Seventy-First New York Infantry</b><p><b>The following is taken from New York in the War of the Rebellion, 3rd ed. Frederick Phisterer. Albany: J. B. Lyon Company, 1912.</b> <br>Recruiting for this regiment, originally the Jackson Light Infantry, was commenced by Col. George B. Hall and Lieut. Col. Henry L. Potter as early as April 25, 1861. In May, 1861, the organization joined the Excelsior Brigade, raised by General Sickles under special authority from the War Department, as its second …

Hawaii Declares Its Neutrality In The American Civil War

<b>Hawaii Declares Its Neutrality In The American Civil War</b><p><b>The Hawaiian Kingdom’s declaration of neutrality was published in the official Government newspaper, The Polynesian, September 14, 1861, twenty days after it was signed. No explanation was given for the delay.</b><b><br>The Polynesian 14 September 1861, 3.</b><p>The discussion of neutrality versus partisanship had to include the reality that the Hawaiian kingdom had no standing army, and most importantly, no navy to protect its harbors if supporting either …

Source: The photographic history of the civil war in ten volumes

<b>Confederates Wearing Blue</b><p>These officers of the Flying Artillery we see here entering the Confederate service at Sullivan’s Island, Charleston Harbor, still wearing the blue uniforms of their volunteer organization. It was one of the state militia companies so extensively organized throughout the South previous to the war. South Carolina was particularly active in this line. After the secession of the State the Charleston papers were full of notices for various military companies to assemble for …

“In great deeds, something abides

<b>Chamberlain~</b><p>Icon of Civil War legend, Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain is best known for his heroic participation in the Battle of Gettysburg. Chamberlain and his regiment, the 20th Maine Infantry, gained notoriety for their desperate bayonet charge down Little Round Top on the Second Day of the Battle, a feat that figures prominently in Michael Shaara’s novel The Killer Angels and its movie adaptation, Gettysburg.<p>Photo Colorized by S.Palmer@TheCivilWarParlorTUMBLR

Getting Great Portraits At Sunset

I try to take advantage of natural light for shooting portraits whenever I can. It’s important to recognize the ways different types of natural light …

Fort Sumter in Charleston, South Carolina

<b>Fort Sumter in Charleston, South Carolina</b><p><b>CREDIT: “Charleston, S.C., Federal squadron dressed with flags for the anniversary of Maj. Robert Anderson’s surrender (1861) seen from a parapet of Fort Sumter.” Selected Civil War photographs, 1861-1865, Library of Congress.</b><p><i>“The Government of the Confederate States has hitherto forborne from any hostile demonstration against Fort Sumter, in the hope that the Government of the United States, with a view to the amicable adjustment of all questions</i> …

The Project Gutenberg eBook, The Civil War Through the Camera, by Henry W. (Henry William) Elson

<b>Lee’s Men~</b> <b>They Did Not Know That Their Struggle Had Already Become Unavailing</b><p>The faces of the veterans in this photograph of 1864 reflect more forcibly than volumes of historical essays, the privations and the courage of the ragged veterans in gray who faced Grant, with Lee as their leader. They did not know that their struggle had already become unavailing; that no amount of perseverance and devotion could make headway against the resources, determination, and discipline of the Northern …

Charleston Destroyed

<b>Charleston Destroyed</b><p><b>Four years after the war had started there, Charleston was in ruins in April 1865. “Any one who is not satisfied with war should go to Charleston,” General William Sherman said, “and he will pray louder and deeper than ever that, the country, in its long future be spared any more war.”</b><p>When lee’s army—exhausted, starving, and outnumbered—surrendered at Appomattox, the proceedings went remarkably smoothly. Generals Lee and Grant shook hands and signed articles of surrender, …

Men of War

<b>Men of War</b><p>Thomas, Wiles, Tyler, Simmons, Drillard, Ducat, Barnett, Goddard, Rosecrans, Garfield, Porter, Bond, Thompson, Sheridan.<p>The Project Gutenberg eBook, The Civil War Through the Camera, by Henry W. (Henry William) Elson

Join PhotoShelter, I Love Texas Photo & ACP for Happy Hour - PhotoShelter Blog

Drinks are on us!<p>We’re kicking off Fall in one of our favorite cities, Austin, TX, and you’re invited. Join PhotoShelter members Darren Carroll and …

7 Tips for Photographing Kids

This is not an article about taking 'portraits' of kids - rather it's about photographing kids as they are in all their movement, fun and true …

Kids

How to Create this "Fight Club" Inspired Portrait using One Light

By Gina Milicia – author of our brand new Portrait Lighting eBook. Welcome to Fight Club. The first rule of Fight Club is: you do not talk about …

Fight Club

How to Create a Porcelain Skin Effect with Boudoir Photography

The human body has been a common subject of photography since the 19th century, when boudoir “artist studies” first served as substitutes for live …

General Robert E. Lee and Joseph Johnston

<b>General Robert E. Lee and Joseph Johnston</b><p>Robert Edward Lee best known for having commanded the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia in the American Civil War.<p>Joseph Eggleston Johnston was a career U.S. Army officer, serving with distinction in the Mexican-American War and Seminole Wars, and was also one of the most senior general officers in the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War.<p><i>So far from engaging in a war to perpetuate slavery, I am rejoiced that Slavery is abolished. I</i> …

Robert E. Lee at age 31, then a young Lieutenant of Engineers, U. S. Army, 1838

<b>Robert E. Lee at age 31, then a young Lieutenant of Engineers, U. S. Army, 1838</b><p><i>The gentleman does not needlessly and unnecessarily remind an offender of a wrong he may have committed against him. He can not only forgive; he can forget; and he strives for that nobleness of self and mildness of character which imparts sufficient strength to let the past be put the past~Robert E. Lee</i><p>Date1838 SourceThomas, Emory M. <i>Robert E. Lee: an album</i>. New York: WW. Norton & Company, 1999 ISBN 0-393-04778-4 …

Confederate Hair Relic

An arrangement of artificial flowers fashioned from the hair of Confederate heroes is affixed to a satin backing in this so-called National relic. Jeannetta E. Conrad of Harrisonburg, Virginia, constructed this piece in the midst of the Civil War, using strands of hair that she obtained through the help of Mrs. Robert E. Lee. In the Victorian era women frequently made relics out of hair and wire to commemorate the beloved dead. In this case, Conrad created a kind of shrine to the Confederacy …

Florence LaBadie- Campaign for a Headstone for Her Grave: Please Reblog: Florence was buried in an unmarked grave at the Green-Wood…

<b>Florence LaBadie- Campaign for a Headstone for Her Grave: Please Reblog:</b> <b>Florence was buried in an unmarked grave at the Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn, New York</b><p>American actress in the early days of the silent era. Though little known today, she was a major star between 1911 and 1917. Her career was at its height when she died at age 29 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.<p><b>World War I</b>-In 1915 a young soldier fighting in the trenches at the Front in Northern France wrote to her, …

The Sharpshooter on Picket Duty, 1863-By Winslow Homer

<b>The Sharpshooter on Picket Duty, 1863-By</b> <b>Winslow Homer</b><p>Winslow Homer (1836-1970), who often tackled subjects that were taboo for late 19th century mainstream America, such as African American genre scenes, women’s work outside the home and the pitfalls of the bourgeoisie, captured the essence of the new modern age.<p>Homer’s compositional style choice for <i>A Sharp Shooter on Picket Duty</i> (pictured) strays from the traditional battle scenes of the day. Rather than representing a group of soldiers in the …

Memorial Day- Remembering Captain Lowrie

<b>Memorial Day- Remembering Captain Lowrie</b><p>Captain Houston B. Lowrie, 6th North Carolina State Troops, Killed in Action, Sharpsburg, Maryland (Battle of Antietam), September 17, 1862<p>40,000 North Carolinians died in the Civil War

Swearing in Native American Recruits Civil War, 1861

<b>During the Civil War, there was no distinction made when a Native American joined the U.S. Colored Troops.</b><p>Well into the twentieth century, the word “colored” included not only African Americans, but Native Americans as well. Individual accounts revealed that many Pequot from New England served in the 31st U.S. Colored Infantry of the Army of the Potomac, as well as other U.S.C.T. regiments.<p>Source: W. David Baird et al. 2009. “"We are all Americans”, Native Americans in the Civil War