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    The only photos taken of American Revolutionary War veterans

    No info on the lens, however---
    https://www.photographytalk.com/phot...y-war-veterans

    Enjoy!
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    Re: The only photos taken of American Revolutionary War veterans

    Quote Originally Posted by John Kasaian View Post
    No info on the lens, however---
    https://www.photographytalk.com/phot...y-war-veterans

    Enjoy!
    This is incredible, John! I had no idea. Thanks for sharing.

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    Re: The only photos taken of American Revolutionary War veterans

    https://books.google.com/books?id=9a...page&q&f=false


    The entire book is available online for free.

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    Re: The only photos taken of American Revolutionary War veterans

    It is fascinating stuff. Have to wonder if some of the veterans had photos made earlier, say in the 1840s or 1850s?


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    Re: The only photos taken of American Revolutionary War veterans

    Quote Originally Posted by John Kasaian View Post
    No info on the lens, however---

    Enjoy!
    I can fill in a little on the lens John. It was a petzval.

    NPR had a story several years ago about 2 ladies who still received checks as wives of veterans of civil war soldiers. I am fascinated by those kinds of spans. They literally had to be in their 20's and married men in their 80's to still be living. One of them just died recently. Turns out the depression caused that. Destitute women taken in by ancient men who then married them and lived out a 140 year span from the civil war.
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    Re: The only photos taken of American Revolutionary War veterans

    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Galli View Post
    I can fill in a little on the lens John. It was a petzval.

    NPR had a story several years ago about 2 ladies who still received checks as wives of veterans of civil war soldiers. I am fascinated by those kinds of spans. They literally had to be in their 20's and married men in their 80's to still be living. One of them just died recently. Turns out the depression caused that. Destitute women taken in by ancient men who then married them and lived out a 140 year span from the civil war.
    Hmmmm......like giving a squirrel nuts after he's lost all his teeth!
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    Re: The only photos taken of American Revolutionary War veterans

    All of those guys lived more than 100 years?


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    Re: The only photos taken of American Revolutionary War veterans

    Not only did they live that long but they all seem to have had a full head of hair!

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    Re: The only photos taken of American Revolutionary War veterans

    One was stationed near my home town. I'm not seeing many spectacles/glasses. Good genes.
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    Re: The only photos taken of American Revolutionary War veterans

    Quote Originally Posted by pchaplo View Post
    I'm not seeing many spectacles/glasses. Good genes.
    No...they didn't spend their afternoons squinting at a computer monitor like me...
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