Extraordinary New Photo Collection Paints a Picture of Nation’s Revolutionary War Generation
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 tells 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!!
When & Where
Maureen Taylor / $30 event
Maureen Taylor is an internationally known expert on photo identification. She travels extensively giving presentations on photo identification, photo preservation and family history. She has been featured in The Wall Street Journal and on NBC’s The Today Show, ABC’s The View and NPR. In 2007, the Wall Street Journal called her the “nation’s foremost historical photo detective.”
"A family photograph collection is more than a random assortment of images—each picture is a time capsule that documents a moment from the lives of our ancestors."
If you don’t see a time slot that fits your schedule, email Maureen at firstname.lastname@example.org She may have some Thursday evening times available.
*Consultations are $30.00 for 15 minutes. Please have no more than 3 photos with you.