something for all to enjoy--colorized photos of Civil War

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  1. oldgator
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    Here's the company's site: http://dynamichrome.com/

    Really amazing how much research they do to do this as accurately as they do. It's no technicolor treatment.
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    Amazing! Thanks for posting. The two most striking to me are the Lincoln and Twain portraits. Just beautiful.
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    Just imagine if Lewis Powell had succeeded in killing Seward?

    The Russians would still own Alaska today. Alaska was purchased March 30, 1867 because of Seward.
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    Those men were real leaders regardless of which side they were on something we are lacking today
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    That is for sure.
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    Seward fostered the negotiations, but the idea of buying Alaska from Russia had been around for some time. The Russians actually brought the idea to the United States several times and likely came to a very low price to entice the U.S.
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    agree

    they were for the most part statesmen rather than politicians.

    sadly, today, politics is infested with politicians and true statesmen tend to get driven out
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    People are people and that's one thing you can always count on. Any of the faults, misdeeds and corruption of the Civil War-era leaders have been washed away with time.

    I reject the notion that soldiers, generals and politicians "back then" were inherently better or more noble. We just know a lot less about them.
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    The sky is blue... I'm waiting for you to have another view of that fact as well.
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    What fact did you present, exactly?
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    the photo with most impact to me is that of the 16 year old. I remember when I was in grade school in 1960's there was the announcement of the death of the last Civil War veteran. The person had been a drummer boy who was around 8 years old or so during the war. Our class as a result of that announcement decided to learn as much as we could about that war and do presentations on what we learned---goober peas, underground railroad, Monitor and Merrimac, Robert E Lee, etc along with songs from that war/era(including to the disgust of our teach---The House of the Rising Sun)

    BTW---did you know that the term 'hooker' meaning prostitute pre-dated Civil War by a decade or so. But the term probably became common place as a result of prostitutes trailing closely along with the army of Gen Hooker(with him permitting prostitutes to shack up in the tents of his troops)
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    Agreed. Despite partisan outrage over the last 13 years, I expect public perception of both Obama and GWB's "sins" or incompetence will be either greatly diminished or washed away completely 150 years from now, even with modern record keeping.


    I find it interesting that these two artists are European. You wouldn't ordinarily expect someone to have deep interest in a civil war on another continent.
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    You know what's funny about you Libbies.

    You can take a point of fact and add your own personal hypothetical and conjecture and call it historical fact.

    Please explain to us all just how Seward had no real important role in the purchase of Alaska.
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    I don't think he claimed that Seward didn't have an important role, rather, he disputed the notion that Alaska would certainly be in Russian control but for Seward.
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    I never said he had no important role.

    Russia was actively shopping Alaska, the odds that they would still possess it are pretty slim. Just a more nuanced look at some glossed-over history.
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    Rick, you know you lose the argument when your immediate rejoinder is to retreat to your overused "libbies" blah blah blah.

    Obob made a reasonable argument, why not just respond in kind?
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    old - which one of those pictures are you in? Just kidding and thanks for sharing..
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    Grant more than rivaled GWB in his love of a good snootful.
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