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I colorize portraits of people from 1800's to the silent film era-When we see old photos in black and white, we sometimes forget that life back then was experienced in the same vibrant colors that surround us today.
If you have anything you would like colorized please message me here:

I have a Civil War Blog Called the Civil War Parlor on TUMBLR


Katie Gore-1860 by ziegfeldfollies
Katie Gore-1860

Katie Gore - Photograph by N. Brown, ca. 1860 

On April 12, 1862, Abijah Fisk Gore, a Union soldier, sent a letter to his sister Katie describing the Battle of Shiloh. 

The Missouri History Museum’s Archives contain a letter from Abijah Fisk Gore, a lieutenant in the 2nd Iowa Infantry, to his sister Katie, a teacher in Webster Groves, MO. Written from Shiloh on April 12, 1862, it describes the battle in detail as well as Gore’s weariness with the war. 

The numbers of men killed, wounded, or missing for both sides reached an astounding 23,746. Gore wrote, “Oh Katie it is fearful to walk over such a battle field, even after the human bodies are removed, and with them remaining it’s awful. Language is inadequate to express my feelings upon the occasion, and I could not help but wonder, why God would permit such things to be, upon this beautiful Earth of his….” Gore continued, in words that resound in any age, during any war: “I am heartily sick of war and battle and I look forward to the time with longing when peace will once more be restored to all of the American People so I pray that it will not be long before these things will be amicably adjusted.”

African American Civil War Soldier With Family by ziegfeldfollies
African American Civil War Soldier With Family
  • Photograph showing soldier in uniform, wife in dress and hat, and two daughters wearing matching coats and hats. In May 1863, U.S. Secretary of War Edwin Stanton issued General Order No. 143 creating the Bureau of U. S. Colored Troops. This image was found in Cecil County, Maryland, making it likely that this soldier belonged to one of the seven U.S.C.T. regiments raised in Maryland. (Source: Matthew R. Gross and Elizabeth T. Lewin, 2010)
  • Reproduction Number: LC-DIG-ppmsca-36454 (digital file from original item, tonality adjusted) LC-DIG-ppmsca-26454 (digital file from original item) Library of Congress

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Mosby1865 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015
Thanks for the fave on my Gettysburg photograph.  It was pure serendipity to be able to capture a commemorative sesquicentennial rainbow!
Mosby1865 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2015
And thanks for the watch!
ajax1946 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Thanks for the fave of Harriet Tubman! :)
ziegfeldfollies Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
She looks great!
ajax1946 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
ajax1946 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Thanks for the fave on the flapper! :)
photocrafter Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you so much for the fave on Untitled.
ziegfeldfollies Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Great picture!
ForeverCreative Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013
Thank you kindly for the fave on Civil War Reenactment. :)
vierstummeln Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012
cool site - i love silent movies:-)
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