Here is the link: A. L. Rhodes,
Here is the link: A. A. Rhodes
A couple of post back I had blogged about a website that featured some photos of Revolutionary War veterans. This video has few of the pictures that where included on the site posted about, but there are a few photos I haven’t seen before. Here is the video:
On August 2, 1956, Albert Woolson died at an age estimated between 105 and 109. He was the last Union veteran of the American Civil War and probably the last veteran from either side of that conflict (the record is disputed).
That chapter of living memory closed. Woolson was buried with full military honors, including a flyover of US Air Force jets. You can view photos of the event at the link. (Thanks to John Farrier, Neatorama.com).
Here is a link to a Life magazine articular on the death of: Albert Woolson
J. Dennis Robinson website “The Revolutionary Eyes
of George Fishley. The page focuses on Capt. George Fishley, who was born in 1859. Capt. Fishley entered in to the Continental Army in 1777, there he served three years. He died in 1850 at Portsmouth, New Hampshire.
Again here is the link:The Revolutionary Eyes
of George Fishley
My daughter Autumn Rhodes on many occasions has sent me to interesting websites, and once again she comes through with one that I feel inclined to send your way. The site is part of AmericanRevolution.org, the link off this site is called “THE LAST MEN OF THE REVOLUTION“. The pages of this website are from a book of the same name by REV. ELIAS B. HILLARD, which was originally published in 1864. The site features a half a dozen of the last known Revolutionary War servicemen who where still living in 1865. The site gives autobiographies on the men, photos of them, color sketches of their homes, and more. If you would like a copy of the original 1864 publication of the book it can go for well over $7800.00, fortunately it was reprinted in 1968 and that copy sells from about $98 via Amazon.com.
The website Clicksypics.com has a unique spin on vintage photos. In many cases the author of the blog has taken 19th century stereoscopic images and animate them as seen below in the somewhat disturbing image of Abraham Lincoln.
It is defiantly worth a look.
Again here is their link: Clicksypics.com
I have discovered a couple of great blogs from an anonymous woman of France. The blogs featuring vintage illustrations and photos, with items dating from the mid-1800’s through the 1930’s, and a few of them a little later. The first site is simply entitled: Vintage Blog. Another blog by the author, that runs along the same time period is called: Vintage Photography, it also has some awesome images. I encourage you to check them out.