The Last Muster: Images of the Revolutionary War Generation (Hardback)
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The Last Muster: Images of the Revolutionary War Generation (Hardback)

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Hardback 224 Pages / Published: 30/11/2010
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"I wondered if it was possible to use photographic and documentary evidence to re-create the first generation of Americans-those men, women, and children bound together by having lived during the Revolutionary War. . . .While there were many images in public collections or owned by collectors, I knew through my work as a curator and as a collector that there were likely even more in private family collections."-from the Introduction. A remarkable work of documentary history, The Last Muster is a collection of rare nineteenth-century photographic images-primarily daguerreotypes, ambrotypes, and `carte des visite' paper photographs-of the Revolutionary War generation. This extraordinary collection of images assigns faces to an un-illustrated war and tells the stories of our nation's founding fathers and mothers, updating and supplementing research last collected and published over a century ago. In her comprehensive introduction, author Maureen Taylor explains how she came to this project and collected the images. She also describes her exhaustive primary source research involved in dating and identifying each image and investigating the story and genealogy of each subject. The array of seventy images is expansive and includes veterans, loyalists, Native Americans, African Americans, children who witnessed battles and aided soldiers, and women who nursed the wounded and even took up arms themselves. Although the faces that gaze at the reader are old and wizened, the stories they tell are of youthful bravery in the young days of the republic. The Last Muster is a much-needed contribution to the history of the American Revolution, the early Republic, and the history of photography. Through these portraits and the accompanying narrative, readers will have the opportunity to relive the Revolutionary War. Maureen Taylor is an internationally known expert on photo identification. She travels extensively giving presentations on photo identification, photo preservation, and family history. She has been featured in The Wall Street Journal and on NBC's Today Show, ABC's The View, and NPR.

Publisher: Kent State University Press
ISBN: 9781606350553
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 780 g
Dimensions: 254 x 178 x 22 mm

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