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Chore Warriors: 1862

Chore Warriors: 1862

May 1862. "Yorktown, Virginia (vicinity). Servants at Prince de Joinville's quarters." Wet plate glass negative by James F. Gibson. View full size.

 

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Looks like they are going to have sauteed Hot Air and Rabbit Tracks followed by Wind Pudding with Air Sauce for dessert.

Snapshot of time with little of the era

What I love about this picture is that, except for the styles, these could be men 500 years ago. I don't see anything technological that was particularly different than what their long-time ancestors used. The fabrics might be machine made, but everything else looks pretty hand-made traditional. Very little gives away the hurricane of changes about to unfold.

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