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(The Atlantic)   The 50 most powerful images from the Civil War   (theatlantic.com) divider line 130
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2012-02-07 08:56:18 AM
I'm somewhat surprised Andersonville (new window) wasn't represented.

I know there are strong opinions regarding how this part of our history is remembered, but at least that constant debate keeps it alive in our thoughts. I would hate to see it forgotten and perhaps repeated.

Count me in with the southerners that are glad the Union beat the confederacy.
 
2012-02-07 09:22:11 AM
The "most powerful" images? Like beauty, most powerful is in the eye of the beholder.
 
2012-02-07 09:41:20 AM
No Antietam?
 
2012-02-07 09:41:37 AM
 
mhd
2012-02-07 09:44:53 AM
i.imgur.com
 
2012-02-07 09:46:01 AM
isviral.com
 
2012-02-07 09:47:05 AM
 
2012-02-07 09:47:21 AM
No "I freed the what?!?"
 
2012-02-07 09:47:24 AM
Uh... how about "50 mostly boring images from roughly around the time of the Civil War"
 
2012-02-07 09:47:54 AM
Surprised not to see this one.

www.mikelynaugh.com

Yeah, it's partly faked, but even so.

/The photo's location is marked at Devil's Den. You see tourists lying down there for photos all the time.
 
2012-02-07 09:49:15 AM

Jake Havechek: No Antietam?


The stereograph of Dunker Church is in there.

I also noticed they used Wilmer McClean's somewhat inaccurate lithograph of the surrender in his house. As told to me by an ACH park ranger several years ago, this is probably the most accurate re-creation of the surrender:

kindreda.edublogs.org
 
2012-02-07 09:51:05 AM
Stupid Javascript. This is the only semi-informative pic I got from that page and I'm not too sure that it took place during the Civil War. Maybe the Cold War?

cdn.theatlantic.com
 
2012-02-07 09:51:06 AM

Click Click D'oh: Uh... how about "50 mostly boring images from roughly around the time of the Civil War"


Yeah, this. I was expecting to see a little more battlefield photography, not posters advertising for a fugitive slave's return. Interesting, but poorly titled nonetheless.
 
2012-02-07 09:52:01 AM
i.dailymail.co.uk

i.dailymail.co.uk

They're real
 
2012-02-07 09:53:58 AM
Mayhap not "most powerful" as others typed above, but definitely Interesting.
Made fairly intensive study of That Conflict when quite young, a lifetime ago. All the books I bought on it are now in storage.
 
2012-02-07 09:54:42 AM

laulaja: Mayhap not "most powerful" as others typed above, but definitely Interesting.


Basically this.
 
2012-02-07 09:54:52 AM
Wow, what a complete disappointment. More like "50 random images in some way related to the Civil War, kind of." Mark Twain late in life? The Tuskegee Institute? How can the photo of Lincoln at Gettysburg, in which he's barely visible, be more powerful than the many well-known Brady portraits that show his careworn face?
 
2012-02-07 09:55:03 AM

Red Shirt Blues: [i.dailymail.co.uk image 306x423]

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They're real


man nicohlas cage was in the war? amazing
 
2012-02-07 09:55:49 AM
Can anyone tell the reason for the Civil War?

Difficulty; do not mention slavery.
 
2012-02-07 09:56:51 AM

Freakin Rican: Red Shirt Blues: [i.dailymail.co.uk image 306x423]

[i.dailymail.co.uk image 306x543]

They're real

man nicohlas cage was in the war? amazing


Cage and Travolta.....theory is they're vampires.
 
2012-02-07 09:57:04 AM
Funny, I didn't see anything related to states rights.
 
2012-02-07 09:57:12 AM

Red Shirt Blues: They're real


Travolta looked better back then.
 
2012-02-07 09:58:37 AM
No images of thousands of KIAs scattered across the fields?
No Andersonville or Camp Douglas?
No amputees?
No field hospitals?
 
2012-02-07 09:59:16 AM

Ficoce: Can anyone tell the reason for the Civil War?

Difficulty; do not mention slavery.


They shot John Lennon
 
2012-02-07 09:59:42 AM

Red Shirt Blues: [i.dailymail.co.uk image 306x423]

[i.dailymail.co.uk image 306x543]

They're real


They are post-mortem photographs. 19th C people took loads of photos of their dead as memorials. Posing & painted eyes were common.
 
2012-02-07 10:00:16 AM
The 50 Most Powerful Images From the Civil War We Could Find on Short Notice to Write This Pointless FA
 
2012-02-07 10:00:28 AM
Most Powerful?

Sheesh.

These are lame compared to what it was like.
 
2012-02-07 10:01:19 AM
Link fails without
upload.wikimedia.org

\\hot like the 54th
 
2012-02-07 10:03:24 AM
This is more like "Black History Month Images" rather than "Civil War Images".
 
2012-02-07 10:04:39 AM

Schubert'sCell: Link fails without
[upload.wikimedia.org image 640x478]

\\hot like the 54th


Wow.....you can see Ferris Bueller and Red so clearly.
 
2012-02-07 10:04:40 AM

Red Shirt Blues: Freakin Rican: Red Shirt Blues: [i.dailymail.co.uk image 306x423]

[i.dailymail.co.uk image 306x543]

They're real

man nicohlas cage was in the war? amazing

Cage and Travolta.....theory is they're vampires.


i thought that was pitt and cruise and that lil spider man girl?
 
2012-02-07 10:05:18 AM
Hotlinked. Hopefully it won't post as a full sized picture of a tranny with his dick hanging out.

i.somethingawful.com
 
2012-02-07 10:06:20 AM
Wouldn't the most powerful images be of, I dunno, fallen soldiers or something? Widespread disease and destruction? Maybe it's just me.
 
2012-02-07 10:09:21 AM
Khazar-Khum: This is more like "Black History Month Images" rather than "Civil War Images".

Aye. But then again it is black history month.
 
2012-02-07 10:12:06 AM

Ficoce: Can anyone tell the reason for the Civil War?

Difficulty; do not mention slavery.


Is this like challenging someone to write a book without using the letter "e"?
 
2012-02-07 10:12:33 AM
i3.photobucket.com

Link to larger version.
 
2012-02-07 10:14:47 AM
Wow, did not realize how much Longfellow looked like Donald Sutherland.

I agree that this collection is rather...odd. Many having nothing to do with the war at all. Certainly not "the most powerful," both in terms of their influence at the time and how they resonate with us today. And that is a real disappointment, because4 the American Civil War was one of the first that produced battlefield photographs that brought the horror of war into the public awareness as never before.

I would say only the first image of the escaped slave's back was truly "influential" at the time.
 
2012-02-07 10:15:54 AM

Ficoce: Can anyone tell the reason for the Civil War?

Difficulty; do not mention slavery.


States Rights!

...to own slaves.
 
2012-02-07 10:16:51 AM

Ficoce: Can anyone tell the reason for the Civil War?

Difficulty; do not mention slavery.


Slavery.

Oops.
 
2012-02-07 10:17:21 AM
img854.imageshack.us

My new porn star name.
 
2012-02-07 10:18:10 AM

austerity101: Wouldn't the most powerful images be of, I dunno, fallen soldiers or something? Widespread disease and destruction? Maybe it's just me.


austerity101: Wouldn't the most powerful images be of, I dunno, fallen soldiers or something? Widespread disease and destruction? Maybe it's just me.


I agree. Battlefield pics and some pics from the prison camps at Fort Delaware, Elmira prison, and Andersonville.
 
2012-02-07 10:18:43 AM
Wow, there were only a few pictures in there that I would say were "powerful". The rest, eh....
 
2012-02-07 10:20:21 AM
Porous Horace
Stupid Javascript. This is the only semi-informative pic I got from that page


Sneak preview:

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2012-02-07 10:22:08 AM
Link (new window)

I would lie about where I caught him, and get more $$$ from the owner. I do have to wonder, if the owner is from Missouri, hwy his he think the slave will escape to Mississippi? If you are an escaped slave, wouldn't you go north not into the deep south?
 
2012-02-07 10:23:18 AM

Red Shirt Blues: Freakin Rican: Red Shirt Blues: [i.dailymail.co.uk image 306x423]

[i.dailymail.co.uk image 306x543]

They're real

man nicohlas cage was in the war? amazing

Cage and Travolta.....theory is they're vampires.


Then how did they show up on film...errr collodion plates?
 
2012-02-07 10:23:44 AM
Missing:

i292.photobucket.com

Last Words (new window)
 
2012-02-07 10:25:44 AM

austerity101: Wouldn't the most powerful images be of, I dunno, fallen soldiers or something? Widespread disease and destruction? Maybe it's just me.


How does one photograph "widespread disease"?
 
2012-02-07 10:25:54 AM

Ficoce: Can anyone tell the reason for the Civil War?

Difficulty; do not mention slavery.



Can anyone tell the reason for the recent economic collapse?

Difficulty: do not mention financial institutions.
 
2012-02-07 10:26:42 AM
Robert Smalls deserves more than a group photo.

www.africawithin.com

He was a slave in Charleston, and during the war he managed to steal a ship, sailing "The Planter" right out of the harbor.
Lincoln met with him personally, and Smalls went on to become the first black Captain in the US Navy.
He came back to Charleston after the war, and was elected Republican Congressman for the area, serving five terms.
When he retired, he moved to Beaufort, and bought the house of his former master to live in.
 
2012-02-07 10:27:39 AM

Captain_Ballbeard: austerity101: Wouldn't the most powerful images be of, I dunno, fallen soldiers or something? Widespread disease and destruction? Maybe it's just me.

How does one photograph "widespread disease"?


Well I did a GIS and found pictures of your mom.
 
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