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Faces of the men who won America's independence: Amazing early photos of heroes of the Revolut
Daily Mail (UK) ^ | Jul 5 2013

Posted on 07/06/2013 5:59:39 AM PDT by martin_fierro

These stunning images are early photographs of some of the men who bravely fought for their country in the Revolutionary War some 237 years ago.

Images of Americans who fought in the Revolution are exceptionally rare because few of the Patriots of 1775-1783 lived until the dawn of practical photography in the early 1840s.

These early photographs – known as daguerreotypes – are exceptionally rare camera-original, fully-identified photographs of veterans of the War for Independence – the war that established the United States.

The majority have been compiled by Utah-based journalist Joe Baumam, who spent three decades researching and compiling the images.

Digging through a myriad of sources - 18th and 19th century battle accounts, muster rolls, genealogical records, pension files, letters, period newspapers, town and county histories - he was able to flesh out the stories of these veterans.

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(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: History
KEYWORDS: daguerreotypes; godsgravesglyphs; photography; therevolution

DON'T TREAD ON ME: Photographs and Life Stories of American Revolutionaries (Writings of Joseph M. Bauman)

1 posted on 07/06/2013 5:59:39 AM PDT by martin_fierro
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To: martin_fierro

Very cool! I love the intersection of technology and antiquity. I just bought a CD player once owned by George Washington...!


2 posted on 07/06/2013 6:05:37 AM PDT by freebilly (Creepy and the Ass Crackers....)
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To: martin_fierro

Amazing, the author spent years researching these vets and putting pictures to them. Finally sounds like a book worth buying!


3 posted on 07/06/2013 6:06:25 AM PDT by varyouga
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To: freebilly

Yeah....I think I once got a Walkman he wore when crossing the Delaware...


4 posted on 07/06/2013 6:08:39 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Gaffer

He loved Cracker Rappers....


5 posted on 07/06/2013 6:12:48 AM PDT by freebilly (Creepy and the Ass Crackers....)
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To: martin_fierro

Cool!


6 posted on 07/06/2013 6:14:02 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: freebilly

My grandchildren are very excited. They believe they have found his dial telephone.


7 posted on 07/06/2013 6:14:38 AM PDT by immadashell
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To: martin_fierro

They had faces then! No teeth but great, strong faces.

By the way, everyone should read the hilariously idiotic comments section after looking at the great photos. It seems most of the world has never seen a photo older than 1950!!


8 posted on 07/06/2013 6:18:15 AM PDT by miss marmelstein ( Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: martin_fierro

Thank you for posting this.

Isn’t it ironic that it comes from a UK source.


9 posted on 07/06/2013 6:18:23 AM PDT by Proud2BeRight
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10 posted on 07/06/2013 6:36:06 AM PDT by deoetdoctrinae (Gun-free zones are playgrounds for felons.)
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To: martin_fierro

Everytime I see photos like this “Scroooooooge” pops into my head. lol


11 posted on 07/06/2013 6:39:58 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: Proud2BeRight
Isn’t it ironic that it comes from a UK source.

Beat me to it...the Communist media in this country is worthless.

12 posted on 07/06/2013 6:41:08 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: martin_fierro

bttt


13 posted on 07/06/2013 6:42:02 AM PDT by silverleaf (Age Takes a Toll: Please Have Exact Change)
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To: miss marmelstein
"By the way, everyone should read the hilariously idiotic comments section after looking at the great photos."

Why go to that site to read the idiotic comments. Seems to be plenty on this thread.

Great photos/great men.

14 posted on 07/06/2013 6:42:43 AM PDT by gettinolder (Pursue the enemy relentlessly to the limit of every man's endurance.)
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To: varyouga

An amazing find! So historically accurate and certainly difficult to do. Going back 200 years and all. Maybe this same guy can go back 30 years to find out more about the dung beetleOTUS? Nah.


15 posted on 07/06/2013 6:45:04 AM PDT by albie
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To: freebilly

Thanks BRITISH newspaper for showing us examples of our freedom...because the US News are a bunch of losers!


16 posted on 07/06/2013 6:49:13 AM PDT by BCW (Book - http://babylonscovertwar.com/index.html)
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To: martin_fierro

ping


17 posted on 07/06/2013 6:54:22 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: BCW
Yeah ... imagine us publishing and honoring Nazi war heros.
18 posted on 07/06/2013 6:54:42 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof, but they're true.)
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To: knarf

I love reading those stories about the American Revolution...what it would have been like to be part of it...my only claim to war was Iraq (03-08)...and that has become nothing more than a train wreck! If you ever get a chance - read the book; 1776 by McCullough


19 posted on 07/06/2013 6:59:02 AM PDT by BCW (Book - http://babylonscovertwar.com/index.html)
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To: varyouga

It’s an ebook available on Amazon..I’d love to have a hardcopy. The stories are nothing short of amazing. And huge debt of gratitude to the author who spent decades of research to find and preserve these images and stories for all of us. Truly a remarkable work.


20 posted on 07/06/2013 6:59:15 AM PDT by SueRae (It isn't over. In God We Trust.)
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To: miss marmelstein

What their eyes must have seen. Amazing how many of them were 100 years old and more. What a marvelous piece of work.


21 posted on 07/06/2013 7:00:38 AM PDT by SueRae (It isn't over. In God We Trust.)
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To: Gaffer

I have a replica of the cell phone Paul Revere used to contact the Minutemen. Bought if from the Nigerian Oil Minister.


22 posted on 07/06/2013 7:00:44 AM PDT by IronJack (=)
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To: martin_fierro

Wow. The article says this body of work was inspired by another collection by Reverence E.B.Hilliard, whose work is also available on Amazon as an e-book. “The Last Men of the Revolution”. Just reading his introduction brought tears to my eyes. Such reverence for those men. The writings of those days were works of art in themselves.


23 posted on 07/06/2013 7:10:22 AM PDT by SueRae (It isn't over. In God We Trust.)
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To: martin_fierro

Matthew Brady photographed 18 of the 19 American Presidents from John Quincy Adams (6th) to William McKinley (25th). The exception was the 9th President, William Henry Harrison, who died in office three years before Brady started his Photographic Collection.


24 posted on 07/06/2013 7:35:24 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: martin_fierro

Thanks martin_fierro. Not pinging, just adding, already posted (twice I think).

25 posted on 07/06/2013 7:50:38 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (McCain or Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: miss marmelstein

They all seem to need haircuts. Maybe they were proto-hippies.


26 posted on 07/06/2013 8:22:31 AM PDT by Unknowing (Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their country.)
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To: SueRae
" The writings of those days were works of art in themselves."

If you're refering to the composition, grammar and vocabulary ... youbetch'a.

THAT is the demise of America ... DeeDee showed us the result .... No One Speaks English Anymore !!!

27 posted on 07/06/2013 8:38:54 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof, but they're true.)
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To: Unknowing
I think men with long hair in those days were just too busy or not as vain.

It seems to be a coin toss for long hair/short ... beards/clean shaven.

28 posted on 07/06/2013 8:40:31 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof, but they're true.)
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To: who knows what evil?

“Isn’t it ironic that it comes from a UK source”

The MSM has orders from headquarters not to get anyone thinking about the 1776 solution. :-)


29 posted on 07/06/2013 8:43:17 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: knarf

What I said was silly and stupid, on purpose, for some kind of comedic effect. They were free and could do whatever they wanted, I guess. They didn’t have to toe the line on any corporate dress code. Look at Drew Dix lately, he should be able to wear his hair any way he wants. God bless the veterans!


30 posted on 07/06/2013 8:52:56 AM PDT by Unknowing (Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their country.)
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To: Unknowing
Be good to yourself .. I wasn't criticizin' ... just a comment on what I thought.

I still luv ya'

31 posted on 07/06/2013 8:55:10 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof, but they're true.)
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To: Unknowing

Men wore their hair long during the Revolution. Didn’t you ever see 1776?! I forget what the pigtail was called. These men simply carried on their youthful style. All older people do that.


32 posted on 07/06/2013 10:10:44 AM PDT by miss marmelstein ( Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: martin_fierro

Thanks for posting this. It’s so interesting to put faces to the men behind our history as a nation.


33 posted on 07/06/2013 7:08:38 PM PDT by OldNewYork (Biden '13. Impeach now.)
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