Tag Archives: Civil War

a great smoke

Toronto. Many of us are unaware that the U.S. civil war prompted Britain to establish our country in 1867. Ulysses  S Grant led the North in the fierce battle over slavery. This CdV is stored in the archive of the … Continue reading

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fans in a flashbulb

Toronto. Fans of the late war photographer Robert Capa remember this great man, but what about his companion, a woman war photographer called Gerda Taro? Like Capa, Gerda Taro changed her name back in 1936. Sadly Taro died the following … Continue reading

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Photographs of then and now

Toronto. My thanks to Russ Forfar who sent me this very engaging article from the Guardian newspaper in England. Everyone has heard or seen the famous Gettysburg address by Abe Lincoln. Guardian has created a remarkable site showing before wet plate photographs … Continue reading

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Timothy O’Sullivan, 19th century photographer

Kitchener, August 4, 2013. My oldest daughter, Suzy, reminded me today about this famous Irish-American wet-plate photographer. I was first introduced to O’Sullivan’s beautiful photographs decades ago in the 1970s series of Time-Life books on Photography.  O’Sullivan practiced his art at … Continue reading

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