Thursday, December 4, 2008

Books Etc.

As this photo shows, the archival materials we've been collecting continue to accumulate...the "thumbs-up" bookends are intended to inspire a positive frame of mind about the project, despite the economy! The Confederate money (top left) is a .25 bill issued in Montgomery on January 1, 1863 (it somehow cost more than a quarter now...inflation I suppose.) The postcard of the 1901 Semmes statue in Mobile (top right) was mailed to an address in a Berlin suburb on September 16, 1905.
In addition to these physical objects, both of our computer hard drives have big segments devoted to our favorite Civil War ship and her Captain.

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