Levity usually isn’t a characteristic of the caption information provided with image files at the Library of Congress, but whoever penned one for this original stereograph of a “bomb-proof restaurant on the Petersburg line” couldn’t help themselves: “Who but a ‘Yank’ would think of starting a ‘store’ or restaurant on the line of battle where shot and shell are constantly falling? The sign over the door, ‘Fruit & Oyster House,’ looks as though it might have been ‘captured’ by the proprietors from some regular eating house.”
Whether they produced battlefield images of the dead or daguerreotype portraits of common soldiers, […]
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