Saturday, May 7, 2011

Civil War Road Show!

The Pennsylvania 150 Civil War Road Show made its inaugural stop in Pittsburgh this weekend at the Senator John Heinz History Center. Besides the 53 foot exhibit trailer, there was period music, living historians (some of whom I know), and tintype photography demonstrations. All in all, it was a great time, and I encourage everyone to go when it makes a stop in your county in the next few years. These pictures are in reverse order because that's what Blogger likes to do.

Some photos and artifacts inside the trailer.

A comic-strip sort of thing about the real-life mascot of our adopted regiment, a Staffordshire terrier named Sallie Ann Jarrett, who is honored at Gettysburg.

Some minie balls, a belt buckle, and a horseshoe. Some artifacts, such as these, were real while others were reproductions.

Some Grand Army of the Republic artifacts.

One of the stereoscopes of John Burns, the only known civilian to have joined in battle at Gettysburg.

A collage of period photographs taken in all 67 Pennsylvania counties.

Part of the entrance path.

The outside of the trailer. Where it was parked is the site of the former Fort Pitt Foundry, where the Rodman gun was developed (the largest in the world at the time) as well as many material contributions to the war effort.

A fly.

A brass Napoleon (I believe)

One of the road show trucks.

The trailer again.

What I could get of the 105th Pennsylvania Wildcat Band.
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