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Nov
22
by Gettysburg Greg at 8:18 AM
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The top photo is a ca. 1880's view looking west from Chambersburg Street near John Burns' house. Notice the area all the way to the Seminary was still wide open at that time. In 1896 the Meade School was constructed on this corner and in 2012 it was turned into a luxury hotel as shown in the google street view on the bottom.
Nov
22
by nitrofd at 8:06 AM
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On a similar post one of our members mentioned that the people of the period served too much food and are what you would call portly.1887 was Grover Cleveland's first term as president and he was our second largest president tipping the scales at 280 lbs.people said his suits looked " like tarpaulins".his nieces and nephews called him"Uncle Jumbo", and during his second term he was called "the fat knight"....
Nov
21
by ForeverFree at 9:57 AM
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Michael Schaffner and Marquett Milton, two United States Colored Troops reenactors, use toy soldiers to discuss the formations used during the course of Civil War battles. Picture was taken at the African American Civil War Museum in Washington, DC.

The following images feature Michael Schaffner’s toy soldier collection, which depicts United States Colored Troops (African American Civil War soldiers)....
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