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Union soldier posing with a poncho. Many were made by Goodyear which had patented the process of vulcanizing rubber in the 1850s. Vulcanizing rubber made it resistant to water while at the same time avoiding becoming brittle.
My War brother
Civil War military fashion designer Peter Cardigane designs the first wet look ponchos, which a century later would inspire "The Wet Look" in clothing among the smart set.
goldener rahmen Union soldier
Freedom Fighter | 1865 (Close Up) by Black History Album, via Flickr
Union soldiers pose on top of Lookout Mountain, c. 1864. This would make me nuts !
"The Deserter’s fate." A Union deserter executed by firing squad is posed on his coffin as a line of Union soldiers pose in the background, c. 1861.
Clepsydra or water clock, faience. Egypt, 4th century BCE. One of the earliest known time-keeping devices, water clocks had inner markings which revealed time passed as water ran out of them.
Union Army Soldiers, 1865 Full length double portrait, two African American Union Army soldiers with swords, standing [hand tinted]. Randol...
Unidentified Union volunteer with shouldered rifle and bayonet in photographer's studio
Youthful Union Soldier Wearing a Checked Shirt
From Mongolia with love: Red Army soldier from the farthest steppes of the Soviet Union poses triumphant in the devastated streets of Berlin, May 1945.
Two unidentified African American Union Army soldiers, full-length portrait, wearing uniforms, c. 1864
+~+~ Antique Photograph ~+~+ Young soldier in Union sack coat and forage cap. 1861-1865
Young Company Grade Officer by Piedmont Fossil, via Flickr