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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • THE TOY DEPARTMENT, 1913

Nashville: 1864

Nashville: 1864

1864. View from the Capitol at Nashville, Tennessee. View full size. Wet collodion glass-plate stereograph negative by George N. Barnard.

 

Old South

I love this one. You really can feel the chill in the air and maybe the man is wondering how much longer can the war go on??? I live in Decatur, Alabama and it seems some still carry the war with them on some level? i love this site and your pictures most of all!!!

Sky Blue

I thought this photo would look good with color.

Missing Statues

Interesting story. Hopefully the state or some organization will attempt to reproduce at least one set of statues for display.

Nashville 1864

Amazing. So long ago. Really it feels like travelling on a time machine.

In the Moment

Just a fine pic, what clarity of detail, one can almost feel the moment of so long ago....

Tennessee Capitol Statues

Those statues at the Tennessee Capitol have been missing for about 50 years until one turned up recently in a private park. You can see the story here.

 
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