You asked for it, you got it.
The My Daguerreotype Boyfriend 2013 calendar is NOW ON SALE.
OMG. I am so excited about this!
The first-ever MDB calendar is a double-sided affair, with a bonus 1863 calendar on the front, so you can schedule time with your boyfriend between Civil War battles.
Which is exactly what I need it for. SOLD!
The reverse side features three love letters from soldiers to their sweethearts.
The 12×18 calendars are $12 each plus shipping and tax, and we’re also selling two for $20, because we know you’ll want to keep one for yourself and give one as a gift.
President in Petticoats! Civil War Propaganda in Photographs Photography
As the American Civil War ground to a dispiriting and unheroic end after the surrender of General Robert E. Lee’s rebel forces and the shocking assassination of President Abraham Lincoln in mid-April 1865, Jefferson Davis, President of the Confederate States, became a political fugitive. At dawn on May 10, 1865, a contingent of Michigan cavalry captured Davis in a makeshift camp outside Irwinville, Georgia. In his haste to flee, Davis grabbed his wife’s overcoat rather than his own. News reports immediately circulated that Davis had been apprehended in women’s clothes and that he was attempting to disguise himself as a woman. Northern artists and caricaturists seized upon these rumors of cowardly escape and created wildly inventive images, some using photomontage, to sensationalize the political story. Photographers circulated and even pirated dozens of fanciful photographic cards; many used a photographic portrait of Davis on a hand-drawn body in a woman’s dress, hat, and crinoline, but wearing his own boots, the detail that supposedly betrayed him to his captors. The exhibition is organized by Assistant Curator of Collections Erin Barnett.
This exhibition was made possible with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.
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Unknown man, daguerreotype, ca 1850-58. Nice plaid pants, my friend.
Submitted by decrepit-telephone
He looks a lot like Montgomery Clift.