Thursday, June 08, 2006

Pennypacker Mills, No. 7, A Civil War Enactment, Part 3

This is the last in my Civil War Enactment series; but to some it may be the most interesting as it shows more of the culture of the Civil War times than of any military action per se. To me personally I found it fascinating to see how many people dressed back then. And I enjoyed listening to the banjo player that I have pictured further down below.


The young lady in blue was knitting away when I took the picture.


Here they are finishing up a meal. Unfortunately I came by too late to see what their meal consisted of.


The banjo player



I am not sure what they were doing here other than having a good conversation.


A local Bucks County Civil War poster



Soldiers at ease

13 comments:

Ginnie said...

These Civil War enactments have always mesmerized us, haven't they! My ex-husband had a chance to see one years ago and will never forget it, I'm sure.

Cergie said...

The tent at the top was wearing the French colors !!!

Camila Bernardes said...

Hello, dear Tim, now I had sometime to write you something because I have been so busy with my University. I love the pictures you post, always perfect ones.
See you soon, God bless you.

Ryan S. said...

The Civil War is fascinating!!!

Nice photos.

Bobby said...

I've never seen a live Civil War enactment, but I bet it would be fun. Cool photos!

Minka said...

I have to agree...this is even more interesting. I have always been fascinated by history and each country has such a unique one and celebrate sit in so different ways. Very interesting posts!

Tim Rice said...

Hi, ginnie. Welcome back. These Civil War enactments certainly do attract many of us with a certain sense of fascination.

Hi, cergie. Ah, then the flags of France and the USA have the same colors.

Hi, aluadacbs. Good to hear from you again. I'm glad you enjoyed the pictures.

Thanks, ryan setliff. Civil War history does attract many of us Americans.

Hi, bobby. I think you would enjoy watching an enactment and cultural festivities that usually go with it.

Thanks, minka. I think we learn some of our identities as we learn some of our histories. And it is helpful to learn the histories of other countries as we all affect one another in a variety of ways.

spicebear said...

history enthralls me and your pictures are really good. i aspire to go to one of these enactments one day.

Belizegial said...

Hey Tim,

The photos of the Civil War enactment are really great. We have a similar type of enactment held every year in March to commemorate the Belizean soldiers who died in World War I.

By the way, thanks for your recent visit to my blog. Have you ever been back to Belize since your last trip in 1988?

Come on over to my photos blog to view some post card pics of Belize which I posted during this past week.

Enid

samrina said...

Amazing photographs u placed there. Though never got a chance to see a civil war as i m bit far from all this n i m not interested in all this but still learned much about it from here:)

Thnx for sharing haan:)

Takecare.

Fred said...

More great pictures, Tim. Interestingly, I liked the poster regarding the Constitution. I've always found the written word in that era very interesting.

Tim Rice said...

Thanks, spicegirl. It is worth watching as a cultural experience.

Thanks, belizegial. No, I have not been back to Belize since 1988 though I would love to some day. This past January though I did spend a little over a week in Honduras.

Thanks, samrina. I can understand if you're not particularly interested in the Civil War stuff. Fortunately, it is a rarity that I post such things on my blog.

Thanks, fred. Glad you particularly enjoyed that Civil War poster.

Ava said...

Hey! I'm part of a band that plays for the Civil War Balls during the enactments. It's very fun and I get to dress up in a ball gown! The dancing is always great to watch.

Ava