During World War I, the Army began commissioning artists to deploy into the war zone and paint (really fast?) the scenes they observed. This practice has continued to this day. Much of the museum’s collection consists of these commissioned wartime pieces. The collection also keeps hold of valuable donated military art and historical pieces dating back to the Mexican American War.
9 Haunting Then-And-Now Photos Of World War II Europe
Rue Armand Levéel à Cherbourg.”Dutch historian Jo Hedwig Teeuwisse attempts to show us how close the past actually is to us, by combining the World War II pictures with the present day ones in her Ghosts of War series.
Charles Alexander Eastman (born Hakadah and later named Ohíye S’a; February 19, 1858 – January 8, 1939) was a Native American physician, writer, national lecturer, and reformer. He was of Santee Sioux and Anglo-American ancestry. Active in politics and issues on American Indian rights, he worked to improve the lives of youths, and founded 32 Native American chapters of the YMCA. He also helped found the Boy Scouts of America. The first Native American author to write American history.
1863 or 1864 - 8 former slaves toured northern states to raise money for African-American schools in New Orleans, used 4 children with mixed-race ancestry & pale complexions to evoke sympathy - Charles Taylor, Rebecca Huger, Rosina Downs & Augusta Broujey