Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Maureen Taylor's Last Muster webinar TONIGHT

NOTE from DearMYRTLE: The following was posted on Facebook by our friend Maureen Taylor. Please address all inquiries to Maureen.

The Last Muster Brings Together Rare 19th-Century Daguerreotypes, Ambrotypes, and Carte Des Visite Paper Photographs

A remarkable work of documentary history, The Last Muster is a collection of rare 19th-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 tell...s the stories of our nation’s founding fathers and mothers, updating and supplementing research last collected and published more than 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 70 images is expansive, including 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.

Join us for this hour long webinar to learn more about the book and how YOU can participate in Volume 2!!

Attend the webinar tonight, Tuesday, December 7, 2010 from 8:30pm to 9:30pm Eastern US time.

To Register go to:

The cost of the webinar is $10.

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