Marian's Hunting Stories, etc., etc., etc...

Marian's Hunting Stories, etc., etc., etc...
Stories of my hunting experiences with family, friends or whatever else I want to blog about.

A Dixie Lady Deer Hunter

Article by Fred Messina, editor of "On Target Outdoors" from The Vicksburg Evening Post on Friday, January 19, 1990. Photo by Bob Phillips.

Bob Phillips came up the other day with a photo of his wife Marian and a deer she got on Brown's Point New Years Eve. The deer was an 8-point with 16 inches of inside spread that weighed in at 190 pounds. A nice trophy in anyone's book. However, the tale Bob told is that this was Marian's fourth deer this year and he claimed that he would have done better than he did if he had not spent so much time hauling Marian's deer out of the woods. Come off it, Bob. We all know who the hunter was.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

For Civil War History Buffs

With my hometown of Vicksburg, MS, being a Civil Was town, I wanted to share with you a site that my cousin in Memphis sent to me recently.  I know you civil war history buffs would really love these.

It is fortunate that these photos have survived.  Most probably a million wet plate photos were made during the civil war on glass plate.  Popular during the war, they lost their appeal afterwards and many were sold for the glass. Many were used in green houses.  Over the years the sun caused the images to disappear.

These are pretty amazing considering they were taken up to 150 years ago:  A compendium of photos from era of the War Between the States.  Run the cursor over the photograph and the picture caption will pop up. Click photo to enlarge and to read the caption.  Then click the back button to review another picture.

Click here please...

3 comments:

Rick Kratzke said...

Thank you very much for that link. I enjoyed looking at the pictures.

Marian Love Phillips said...

You are so welcome Rick! Thanks for coming by my friend! :)

JDP said...

Thanks for the link Marian, interesting photos. I have a few books on the Civil War but have not seen many of those photos before.

JDP

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