Skip to comments.Faces of the men who won America's independence: Amazing early photos of heroes of the Revolut
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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Very cool! I love the intersection of technology and antiquity. I just bought a CD player once owned by George Washington...!
Amazing, the author spent years researching these vets and putting pictures to them. Finally sounds like a book worth buying!
Yeah....I think I once got a Walkman he wore when crossing the Delaware...
He loved Cracker Rappers....
My grandchildren are very excited. They believe they have found his dial telephone.
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!!
Thank you for posting this.
Isn’t it ironic that it comes from a UK source.
Everytime I see photos like this “Scroooooooge” pops into my head. lol
Beat me to it...the Communist media in this country is worthless.
Why go to that site to read the idiotic comments. Seems to be plenty on this thread.
Great photos/great men.
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.
Thanks BRITISH newspaper for showing us examples of our freedom...because the US News are a bunch of losers!
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
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.
What their eyes must have seen. Amazing how many of them were 100 years old and more. What a marvelous piece of work.
I have a replica of the cell phone Paul Revere used to contact the Minutemen. Bought if from the Nigerian Oil Minister.
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.
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.
They all seem to need haircuts. Maybe they were proto-hippies.
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 !!!
It seems to be a coin toss for long hair/short ... beards/clean shaven.
“Isnt it ironic that it comes from a UK source”
The MSM has orders from headquarters not to get anyone thinking about the 1776 solution. :-)
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!
I still luv ya'
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.
Thanks for posting this. It’s so interesting to put faces to the men behind our history as a nation.
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