Richard Barnes includes modern details for a more honest depiction of “living dioramas.” ** Photo: Richard Barnes**
For an authentic look, use an image editor to adjust the white balance of your digital images to mimic the sepia/platinum tonalities of Hilbert’s contemporary wet-plate portrait. ** Photo: Del S. Hilbert/victorianphotostudio.com
Think twice before asking a re-enactor to smile. Period pictures of Rebel soldiers often portrayed them as tired, fearful, or distressed, as demonstrated by this re-enactor in Clayton, AL. Photo: Miller Mobley
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