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Our holdings include hundreds of glass and film negatives/transparencies that we've scanned ourselves; in addition, many other photos on this site were extracted from reference images (high-resolution tiffs) in the Library of Congress research archive. (To query the database click here.) They are adjusted, restored and reworked by your webmaster in accordance with his aesthetic sensibilities before being downsized and turned into the jpegs you see here. All of these images (including "derivative works") are protected by copyright laws of the United States and other jurisdictions and may not be sold, reproduced or otherwise used for commercial purposes without permission.

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Excelsior: 1863

Excelsior: 1863

September 1863. Culpeper, Virginia. "Dr. Irwin of Excelsior Brigade in front of tent." Charles K. Irwin of the 72nd New York Infantry. View full size.

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I think I slept in that same tent and cot in Boy Scout camp this past summer! I'm somewhat surprised that the tent ropes have tension/lenthening/shortening "gadgets" rather than use of knots that slide. Then again, this was pre-Baden-Powell.

SHORPY HISTORICAL PHOTO ARCHIVE | History in HD is a vintage photo archive featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to 1960s. (Available as fine-art prints from the Shorpy Archive.) The site is named after Shorpy Higginbotham, a teenage coal miner who lived 100 years ago.

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