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G.A.Custer - Civil War 1862. Love him or hate him!
Just discovered there is another colourized version of this photo out there, I guess the internet is big enough for two!
Yours is probably better -this is really nice.The peculiar object in the foreground is presumably some sort of hard summer hat but looks for all the world like a 1950's flying saucer after faithful old Fido there has been playing fetch with it for awhile.We eagerly wait for more!
Gary, is this the other one?
There's a load more, http://order.civilwarincolor.com/p970207249
I believe this paricular dog was a spy for Jubal Early. His name was Snoopy.
I could have sworn that Snoopy was with the C.S.A. Balloon Corps.
Anthony, I believe you're mistaken. Snoopy didn't actually begin flying until WWI, when he tried to shoot Baron Von Richtoven, a.k.a. "The Red Baron," from the sky.
O.k.,but who was that dog who took a shot at the young Graf Von Zeppelin when he went up in a Union balloon?
I see by your comments guys, that the stage from surreal-ville has returned and welcome it is!
Anthony; I've not seen a hat quite like this one, it does look like some kind of pith helmet derivative. You could be right though, maybe Ol' George invented the Frisbee! maybe it was first called the 'Autie'!
Hi Bob. You are right, that's the one. There are some good colourized photo's on that site and also on shorpy.com and here I was... thinking I was unique!
Mighty purty country up around Surrealville!It was named after the founder Rod Surrealing!One egregious pun deserves another after indian Brave Heart!You,Murray and I have to maintain our reputation as the Three Musketeers of silliness.
ADDENDUM-I'm leaning toward the theory that the weird hat in question is the Michelin Man's pith helmet!
Anthony, I'm sorry to say you're wrong again. It's not a hat at all, but a reptile called Tortuga Corona Papalis---or Pope's Crown Turtle. It's trying to get away from the dog just as fast as possible. With a favorable tail wind, this means about a half mile an hour.
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