“Just this side of Alta Cloche I overtook Finney and the woman who had gone out from England to go down into Italy with him.” From “The Bridge” by Mildred Cram in Harper’s Bazaar, 1921. Illustration by Dean Cornwell.
A man with goats in front of the U.S. Post Office in Monroe, Wisconsin, during the annual Cheese Day parade. Since 1914, the people of Green County have been gathering to celebrate cheese; there’s a history here, and they even have a song:
Come to Cheese Days in Monroe.
That’s the place for you to go.
Music, dancing, yodeling, too,
And a big parade for you.
And we know you will be pleased
When you taste Green County Cheese.
Come to Cheese Days, come to Cheese Days,
Come to Cheese Days in Monroe!
Cheese, goats and the post office in one postcard. I don’t think I’ve ever been this happy.
“Lineman, Military Telegraph” by Isaac Walton Taber (1857-1933)
In the 1880s while memories of the Civil War were still fresh, the Century magazine commissioned a history of the war, drawing upon first person accounts and illustrated by the best pen & ink artists of the day. During the war (1861-1865), there was no good way to transfer a photograph to the printed page, and artists who sent their sketches in from the battlefields were at the mercy of those who engraved their art on wood blocks, always in a rush, for printing. But 20 years later, it was possible to hire the best artists and allow both artists and engravers the time to produce the best images. The history ran in Century magazine and when completed was published in four volumes as Battles and Leaders of the Civil War (1888). In 1974, the art from this collection was published as The American Heritage Century Collection of Civil War Art. These images are taken from that publication, with thanks to Steve and Wendy Osborne for the gift of the book.
“Chickahominy Swamp” by John Douglas Woodward (1846-1924)
“Kearsarge Gun Crew” by Isaac Walton Taber (1857-1933)
“Confederate Gunboat, Bayou Teche” by Frank H. Schell (1834-1909)
“The Lee House” by Isaac Walton Taber (1857-1933)
One more for the collection; you can see 20 or so more here.