”The dead continue to live by way of the resurrection we give them in telling their stories” -Stories of Real Human Beings Make History Powerful, Photographs Make it Immediate.
A Blog Remembering the Men and Women of the American Civil War, North & South, people, faces, and a unique culture we will never see again. Photos and stories about the people that lived it, including African American Photographs, pre civil war photos and the period in cultural history that began just after the civil war. The historical info, photos and documents in this blog reflect the attitudes, perspectives, and beliefs of different times. This blog does not endorse the views expressed in some posts, which may contain materials offensive to some readers, you cannot compare the beliefs and ethical values of the people of the 1800's to the standards of today.
Every effort is taken to remember the men and women of the Union and Confederacy equally with dignity and respect.
The events of the war, and the men of the war, are fast fading from the public attention. Its history is growing to be an “Old, Old Story.” Public interest is weakening day by day. The memory of march, and camp, and battle-field, of the long and manly endurance, of the superb and uncomplaining courage, of the mass of sacrifice that redeemed the Nation, is fast dying out. Those who rejoice in the liberty and peace secured by the soldier’s suffering and privation, accept the benefits, but deny or forget the benefactor-1877 National Tribune.
Florence LaBadie- Campaign for a Headstone for Her Grave: Please Reblog:Florence was buried in an unmarked grave at the Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn, New York
American actress in the early days of the silent era. Though little known today, she was a major star between 1911 and 1917. Her career was at its height when she died at age 29 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
World War I-In 1915 a young soldier fighting in the trenches at the Front in Northern France wrote to her, sending dozens of photographs that graphically depicted the horrors of the war. Deeply affected, Florence La Badie became a vigorous advocate for peace, traveling the United States with a stereopticon slide show of the soldier’s photographs, warning about the terrible dangers of going to war.
Almost 100 years have passed since her untimely death, but her popularity remains high and is surging on social media and blog sites. Through the cooperation of Thanhouser Company Film Preservation, Inc. and the Green-Wood Historic Fund, a campaign has been launched with the goal to raise funds to install a suitable monument to commemorate her brief but historic career. Film fans, historians, and the public at large are encouraged to contribute to the effort.-Contributions to the Florence La Badie Memorial Fund may be made through Thanhouser Company Film Preservation, Inc. (www.thanhouser.org) or The Green-Wood Historic Fund (www.green-wood.com). The goal is to raise $2,000 by October 13, 2013, the 96th anniversary of Florence’s death. The Green-Wood Historic Fund will match all donations up to $2,000 dollar-for-dollarto fund a suitable headstone (see proposed design on the right side of this page).
Donors will receive a keepsake in recognition of your support to the memorial campaignplus receive e-mail updates about a celebration of life during the installation of Florence’s memorial, currently targeted for the spring of 2014.
Suggested Donation Levels and Donor Keepsakes
$10 - Colorized 5x7 printed portrait of Florence La Badie by Stacey Palmer
$25 - Set of 13 reproduction Thanhouser postcards, including Florence La Badie