Monday, May 2, 2011

Blue and Grey

This year marks the 150th Anniversary 
of the beginning of the US Civil War.
This past weekend Neshaminy State Park 
held the
22nd Annual Civil War Re enactment.

It is one of the best re enactments 
we have attended. 
and being Civil War History buffs,
we have attended a few.

There were many re enactors
who made a weekend encampment
at the park.

What impressed me was how
I really felt like I was in a period Civil War encampment.
The re enactors went above and beyond
to keep modern day conveniences
out of view.

And being such a large encampment 
you didn't see many other modern visitors.
Your view was constantly 
an 1860s view.

From lunch time....

to naptime....

...the details were all vintage.

But my favorite part 
was the Victorian era photographer.
He takes photos using Victorian era methods 
and I was able to watch a photo in the making 
from start to finish.
I will post on that later this week.

If you are local,
this is definitely an event worth 
attending in the future.

Neshaminy State Park
3401 State Road
Bensalem, PA

All of my photos from this event can be viewed here.

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Anonymous said...

I was not aware there were civil war re-enactments at Neshaminy, pretty cool!

forgetmenot said...

Rebecca, What a phenomenal way to view history! If only every child in America could be exposed to history this way--what an impact it would have on them. Most interesting post. Mickie :)

GardenOfDaisies said...

Your pictures are wonderful!! Such an educational experirence. A few years ago we took our nephews to a civil war re-enactment at a state park. It was amazing. I originally thought it would just be a bunch of soldiers on a field. Had no idea it would also be the entire camp, including the women. It really was an amazing day for all of us.

Kathy said...

I've never been to one but now you've piqued my interest.

Perry said...

What an excellent collection of images!!! The monochrome conversions really take you back to the period. That said, if I may make one suggestion: Noise. Back in the day the film and paper used had a lot of grain in them. Modern conversions are for the most part grain free. While I like the grain free look for all my color work, if I am going for nostalgia I always add grain back in to the mix. Thank you very much for sharing!!!

DawnTreader said...

Fantastic clarity in these pictures!

Jim said...

That is a wonderful group of pictures you took, Rebecca. It must have been a fun outing too.

We talk about such things but never go. We did visit Gettysburg for a day one on the way to New Jersey. That was nice withou a reenactment. We could visualize the battles.
BTW, Mr. Linky counted me but didnt post my link or name. I will try again but I might end up with two. Sorry.

Anonymous said...

Great photos telling history - I'll come back later this week to see more :)

Dianne said...

I really like the shot of the horses
and the close-ups show wonderful detail