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Old December 6th, 2012, 01:08 PM   #21

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Indeed, the way the muskets are leaning in both pictures makes me suspect they were posed.

Either way, these photos are sheer human tragedy caught on film.
Absolutely. These pictures did a lot towards ending the days when war was all glory and adventure.
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Old December 6th, 2012, 01:12 PM   #22
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I remember seeing this sad picture before.

Wasn't there a claim that it was posed?
Many images of individual dead men were posed by the photographer, I guess for a more dramatic picture..In several, they actually had living people posing as the dead...
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Old December 6th, 2012, 01:14 PM   #23

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Many images of individual dead men were posed by the photographer, I guess for a more dramatic picture..In several, they actually had living people posing as the dead...
The photographers would rearrange corpses for a better composition...? (no pun intended sorry).

That never occurred to me before, I wonder how common the practise is/was.
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The photographers would rearrange corpses for a better composition...? (no pun intended sorry).

That never occurred to me before, I wonder how common the practise is/was.
And in at least one image a photographer posed his assistant in the picture as a dead black Confederate.
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Love your colorizations but I think this one makes a more powerful statement in black and white.
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Nice work Will. And that isn't just my every day polite opinion, it is my professional opinion. Let's see more.!
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Love your colorizations but I think this one makes a more powerful statement in black and white.
That one really moved me as I examined it.. You can see that he was previously wounded and wrapped the shirt around it to save himself. Yet stayed and did his duty until shot again..
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