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    ca. 1860’s, [Tintype portrait of three federal soldiers enjoying hardtack and coffee] via Heritage Auctions

    Looks like a soldier who didn't return alive. Can't see the stand, but his eyes are painted on. He shows no response to his daughter's holding his hand, either.

    This was also a part of the 1960's. American Infantry taking time to enjoy those groovy C-Rats. Soldier Chow taken in a defensive trench during the Vietnam War. While the rest of us played, surfed, went to church or not, ate t.v. dinners, and watched the Apollo Astronauts prepare to land on the moon... while they were there ... we were someplace else. Sorta like today ...

    Civil War soldier from California. Probably embalmed and photographed after getting killed in battle. Close examination shows a barely-visible stand behind his feet holding him up. Left hand is in unnatural position, and face is devoid of any expression.

    And when I was really little, I thought I was going to be a great violinist..............

    American civil war. Union soldier volunteer with shouldered rifle and bayonet in photographers studio, 1864 via

    4th U.S. Colored Troops, Civil War by Brendan Hamilton, via Flickr

    Sgt. Joseph Dore, 7th New York State Militia, circa 1860s.

    ca. 1870’s, [tintype studio portrait of a 5th Cavalry Indian Wars soldier]

    Photography:CDVs, Absolutely One Of The Most Moving Civil War Images - Symbolic Carte-De-Visite Of A Federal Soldier with His young Cause of Abolition.

    ca. 1860’s, [carte de visite portrait of three young Federal soldier amputees all using hospital issue crutches. The boy at left wears a round metal identification disk pinned to his blouse], W. Snell