Friday, 13 March 2015
Civil War Photo Friday: Goofing Around for the Camera
War isn't all serious. These two Union soldiers took the time out to fool around for posterity. The guy on the left is holding a Springfield Model 1861 rifled musket and facing off against his friend, who's getting serious with a Colt Model 1851 Navy revolver. As was common with these pictures, the subjects had a choice of painted backdrops. They should have picked a bigger one.
I wonder how these guys reacted to real fighting. . .
Image courtesy Library of Congress.