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Colorized from this Shorpy original. This is my second attempt at colorizing a Civil War image. Since I had no color photos to base my color choices on, I had to rely on Civil War movie set photos and Civil War era antiques. To break the monotony of browns in this image, and as an eye candy, I made the right side wagon (which seems to be an abandoned higher quality coach) a more colorful one then the others. I wish I could see that crazy iron contraption in real life. That would really make my day. View full size.