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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • THE TOY DEPARTMENT, 1913

Petersburg: 1865

Petersburg: 1865

April 1865. "Petersburg, Virginia. Federal soldiers removing artillery from Confederate fortifications." Wet plate glass negative. View full size.

 

Uniformity

Where are the form-fitting polyester trousers with the gold stripe down the side? Like the ones that John Wayne always wore.

Youthful Union

Where are all the fat 55-year-old guys?

You know, like all the reenactors I see at Gettysburg every July.

 
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