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Drawing the War, Part 6: Paul Philippoteaux

Part six in a series. The original inspiration for this series of articles was a piece Chris Mackowski wrote earlier for ECW about his daughter and a picture by nineteenth century artist Paul Philippoteaux. The article made me think, again, about how … Continue reading

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Drawing the War, Part 5: Thomas Nast

Part five in a series. Uncle Sam? Santa Claus? Lady Columbia? The Republican Elephant? The Democratic Donkey? All of these images of America have the same source, Thomas Nast, cartoonist extraordinaire (and functional illiterate) for Harper’s Weekly. Born into a … Continue reading

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Drawing the War, Part 4: Winslow Homer

Part four in a series. Perhaps the Civil War “Special Artist” who is best known to the general public is Winslow Homer. He is famous for the work he did after the war, not for the sketches he did during … Continue reading

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Drawing the War, Part 3: Frank Vizetelly

third in a series For those who think political correctness is the bastard child of the late twentieth century, artist Frank Vizetelly would strongly disagree. A mere sketch of retreating Union troops at the end of the Battle of First … Continue reading

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Drawing the War, Part 2: Edwin Forbes

second in a series Edwin Forbes may very well be the new Winslow Homer. Although mainly forgotten about for many years (like almost 150), apparently there is a resurgence of interest in this artist’s work.  Many pieces are offered online, … Continue reading

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Drawing the War, Part 1: Alfred Waud

first in a series In today’s world of instant messaging, instant downloads, iBooks, iPads, iPhones and iReporters, it is hard to imagine the difficulties of war reporting in the 1860s.  Embedded journalists, sending news by telegraph (some called it “the … Continue reading

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