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Eastman Johnson’s “Union Soldiers Accepting a Drink”

May 25, 2011 by

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Just stumbled across this on the Web today, and found it so interesting that I just wanted to share. First, note who is providing the Union soldiers with a drink. Second, I wonder, is that the Blue Ridge in the background? Wonder if this is an image from Johnson’s experiences east of the Blue Ridge […]

What do Stonewall and Santa have in common?

December 24, 2009 by

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… Haddon Sundblom. It’s probably common knowledge to many in the Civil War blogosphere. Personally, whenever I see a Haddon Sundblom Santa image adorning a Coca-Cola bottle or Coca-Cola advertising, I can’t help but recall my favorite image of Stonewall Jackson. It appeared on the cover of Civil War Times many, many moons ago (well, […]

The curious evolution of “The Haunted Tank”

February 4, 2009 by

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In my mid-elementary school years in the 70s, I went through a couple years with an intense interest in WW2 comic books. Ranking at the top of my list of favorites in the G.I. Combat series was The Haunted Tank. For those who need to have their memory refreshed, the “haunted” element of The Haunted Tank […]

“Imagined memory” and stereotypes as side-effects of Civil War-era art?

November 13, 2008 by

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In response to a comment yesterday, I wrote: … when you have art that is created, not out of interpretation of real events, but based on how an artist imagines an historical person may have reacted in an unreal or imagined scenario, then you have an “imagined presentation.” Is it, at that point really historical art, […]

Some thoughts on Civil War art

November 12, 2008 by

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Noting three different posts (here, here and here) in three different blogs about this print by Mort Kunstler, I thought I’d chime in with some thoughts of my own. Are the criticisms really attacks on Southern heritage (also known by some of having some absolute prerequisite of being Confederate heritage) or is it just that some folks […]