The camera, that is:
Western Barracks and Parade, Fort Sumter, April 15, 1861 (Civil War Photograph File, PR 164)
Southern photographers took very few of the thousands of photographs that document the Civil War, especially as the war dragged on and union blockades cut off Southern access to the necessary photographic supplies. However, with the camera, no less than the cannon, the South was the first to shoot.
Fort Sumter, April 15, 1861 (Civil War Photograph File, PR...Read More
That is especially true in this lighthearted note (discovered by our volunteer Carol while re-housing the collection) from Ashcan School painter and printmaker John Sloan, to art collector, critic and patron Albert Eugene Gallatin. It seems his words of apology just could not do justice to his predicament. So, to illustrate the situation, Sloan adds his "thousand words". (For a transcription, see below.)
John Sloan to A.E. Gallatin, November 30, 1915 (A.E. Gallatin Papers)
Long before SantaCon, Theron W. Kilmer found -- and photographed -- "A Real Santa" in New York City.
Although largely forgotten now, in his own time Theron W. Kilmer was aptly described as "an amazing person." He was a distinguished physician, an associate professor of pediatrics, a writer, a lecturer, an honorary police chief, a major in the New York National Guard and, for a time, the fifth ranking rifle marksman in the entire U.S....Read More
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