Acquisition No.: 2014-09O
Title: Photograph; Civil War Veteran and Female.
Item History:

No. Two of four 16" x 20" unframed 19th Century photographs from the Mary Ester Kuhn Collection.

No back markings or other identifying text exist.

Insects that like to feed on pictures, and the temperature and moisture extremes of a century of storage in an uninsulated attic have wrought severe damage to these historic pieces. Despite the towns contribution of men to the Civil War cause, few Bonneauville artifacts of that event are known to exist.

These images are of a photo print style popular in the late 1800's and early 1900's. This series of four prints were quite possibly made from earlier photographs, at the same time. Their size, style and lack of markings are identical. Yet the two of the civil War solder/veteran seem to span twenty or more years.

This photograph is of a couple. His jacket is decorated with a GAR (Grand Army of the Republic) pin and a Grand Army of the Republic medal typically worn by Civil War veterans. In the middle of the knot in his necktie an unfurled American Flag can faintly be seen.

See 2014-09N, 2002-24, 2008-01, 2008-02 and others for more information.

Acq. Date: May 22, 2014
Acquired from: Mary Ester Kukn
Type: collection