Photo of the Day – Feb 26th – A Civil War Story

Civil War soldiers, (Circa, 1860's).

This has to be a favorite picture of everyone at some point in time. It’s an amazing picture. Here’s some thoughts on this photo from the Civil War days

The early days of photography were symbolic; more so than now.  So I wonder? Could it be that the soldier in the center front row is actually dead and his buddies have propped him up to get a one-last (symbolic pic) with him. Or was he wounded and his friends behind him is showing loving support. It’s kind of creepy how the dude with the gun pointing at his buddy’s head doesn’t seem to both the ‘fella

Stories. Even when you don’t know a person in the photograph – you imagine. Stories. One of the many facets of photography that makes it interesting

~photo taken by unknown

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