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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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Winter Quarters: 1864

Winter Quarters: 1864

1864-65. "13th New York Heavy Artillery, Winter Quarters, Petersburg, Va." Wet plate glass negative, Civil War Photographs, Library of Congress. View full size.

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The taller of the two men leaning on the tree is me! At least when I was in my 20s. Possibly my great-grandfather, who was, I believe, a New Yorker and would have been about that age.

Addendum: There was a Pvt. Frederick L. Knapp in Co.A and a Caleb Knapp in Co.G. Since my grandfather was Fred C. Knapp (b. 1875), I'd say there's a fair chance that my doppleganger is Fred L.

Later: found that Fred L. died in 1908 "with no closer relation than a cousin" so apparently not GGrandpop. Don't know about Caleb.

The resemblence really is astonishing, though: I called my wife over to take a look and she said "Why'd you do that?" assuming I'd Photoshopped an old picture of myself into the image.

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Photogrammar is a web-based platform for organizing, searching, and visualizing the 170,000 photographs from 1935 to 1945 created by the United State’s Farm Security Administration and Office of War Information (FSA-OWI).

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