9.08.2011

Civil War at Fort Stevens

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My first Civil War reenactment! Saturday morning we headed to Fort Stevens for a Civil War reenactment. It was fantastic! The battle reenactment itself was great, but I really enjoyed just walking around the encampment and going picture crazy with all the people in Civil War era clothing. And the shopping was fun too :) I got a bonnet, Sam refrained from buying a sword, and by brother got a tintype, and actual tintype! 

Yaquina Photography had a booth set up there with period authentic photography. 
So cool, but odd that Josh's tattoos didn't show up in the tintype. I still don't get why...
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32 comments:

cara said...

this looks so amazing! i'd love to go one day!

art deco dame said...

I think its so cool that his tattoos didn't show up in his photo,makes it more authentic looking.

Irene :: { Heirloom Attire } :: said...

Your photos look beautiful, Solanah! And I'm so jealous that your brother got an authentic tin-type photo!

Rachel said...

These photos are so beautiful. They tell a story all on their own, no words are needed. I especially love the men's plaid trousers(!), and your brother's tin type is a wonderful keepsake!

Amy Darsie said...

What a great post, and I love your photos! As a CW re-enactor myself, I always love to see the spectator's perspective.

Designateddryden said...

Great pictures. I'm loving your straw bonnet. That may have to be my next addition to my hat collection.

Annalisa Babysan Laterza said...

OMG!!! Fantastic Photos!!!
^___^

Baci babysan

Annarack said...

I have really enjoy'd this post. I would love to go to something like this. It just takes you back to a whole other time. Thank you so much for sharing your day and awesome photography :)

scientistchic said...

I love the tin-type photography, what a great idea. I always enjoy reading your accounts of your days out, you do such unusual and wonderful things!

Juliannie said...

Lovely pictures! Funny, but the surroundings look like Sweden where I live, maybe it´s the pine trees that does it.

dkmart said...

You take absolutely lovely photos! I've always wanted to go to a Civil War reenactment...after seeing your post, I'm going to seriously investigate it! Thanks much for sharing! :)
xo

Paige Turner said...

Looks like such fun! I have a theory as to why his tattoos didn't show up: the green and red wouldn't be visible (think people who are colour blind). That said, I could be completely wrong.

Cheers!
~Paige

Sean MacKenzie said...

It looks like so much fun! I would love to go to a Civil War Reenactment. I've only been to Victory Days, a WWII reenactment which was awesome!

Heather said...

I LOVE this! I've wanted to go to a civil war reinactment for so long! and your photos just make me want to all the more! I'd have to go to a neighboring state to visit one, but it looks so amazing and full of painting inspiration!~

Beth said...

Goodness, that it weird that his tattoos didn't show up. Spooky.

Mary's Daydream said...

Wow that looks so interesting and exciting, I'd love to go to something like that one day!

DrJulieAnn, The Modern Retro Woman said...

We used to go to Civil War reenactments (and Revolutionary War ones, too!) at least once a month for years and years when we lived on the East Coast. Your photos brought back some great memories.

Thank you!

Miriam Parkman said...

This looks amazing!
And I have to say...this Josh is quite handsome.

Mrs David W said...

Wonderful photos of this event! I enjoyed reenacting in the 9th Virginia when I lived in Oregon. Ft Stevens was always the best one of the seasons. Again, I must say your photos are a delight

sweetheartville said...

Your photos are breathtaking!

Gypsea Tree {Steam Spectre} said...
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Ms.Tips said...

Amazing photos!!

Mary said...

Great photos! I'm a Civil War reenactor so I love seeing it get some spotlights! I was also at the 150th Manassas and was portraying a soldier...it was quite warm but unforgettable!

Sarah said...

That is so strange.. that his tattoos didn't show up... I'm really curious as to WHY now!
Looks like such a fun day!
We (in the Netherlands) don't have anything like this, as far as I know.
Great pictures!
Thank you for sharing!
Sarah
(the Dutch one)

Chelsea said...

wow this looks like so much fun... it is fantastic!!! very cool photos thanx for sharing!

MrsAmberApple said...

Oh wow, looks like it was an amazing time!! I love your new hat and your red nails! I'm curious to why his tattoos didn't show up!

Miss Meadows said...

Men in uniform...and a few tattoos...*sigh*... :)

Hanna said...

That looks so fun. I'd love to take a trip in time like that too, seems really nice. And taking a picture with that camera, that would be a dream. I must find one!

Victoria / Justice Pirate said...

this looks so great. totally a fun place that I need to go to! that is interesting about the tattoos. Did they edit them out to make them more period-like?

Victoria NicAnndrais said...

Do you know the name of the tin type photographer? I am on in Olympia and am trying to find others in the area.
Colours in tintypes and wet plate collodion show up differently, for example yellow shows up as black, so that probably has something to do with it.

Solanah said...

The photographer is linked in the post, you can see the link in the text

Emily said...

What lovely photos! My parents are Civil War reenactors with NWCWC (the org. that puts on this event), and would have been there if not for my mom recovering from foot surgery. You would've loved them; my dad reenacts a fire company chief and they are among the best-dressed civilians, IMO. I reenacted from age 8 'til about 17 or 18, but still occasionally visit the camps as an adult. Even got my hubbie to dress up one time! It is another world, for sure. So glad to hear you went and enjoyed it!