Christmas Gift Ideas for Civil War BuffsPosted December 04 2009
These fine-art prints from Shorpy are great Christmas gift ideas that are sure to please any Civil War buff. All images are reproduced on museum-quality archival paper and are available in a wide variety of sizes. The Christmas gift ideas below are from the extensive collection of Civil War photos on Shorpy, so be sure to head over and check them all out if you don't see something here that's of interest.
Dog of War: The Peninsula, Virginia. "Lt. George A. Custer with dog." Photographs from the main Eastern theater of war, the Peninsular Campaign, May-August 1862. Wet plate glass negative, photographer unknown.
The Comforts of Home: From 1861, a look at Northern infantry campers -- and a glimpse of their puppy. "District of Columbia. Tent life of the 31st (later, 82nd) Pennsylvania Infantry at Queen's Farm, vicinity of Fort Slocum."
Ironclad: July 9, 1862. Deck and turret of U.S.S. Monitor on the James River, Virginia. From photographs of the Federal Navy, and seaborne expeditions against the Atlantic Coast of the Confederacy. Wet collodion glass negative, left half of stereo pair. Photographed by James F. Gibson.