"The first page of the Public Media Images of African Americans link which Angela posted above contains a clip from the documentary film, Ethnic Notions, a film that is available in many libraries and that I recommend to everyone. Not the least…"
"Matt? Nobody's proven anything.
Isn't it common documentation that Confederate soldiers often wore pieces of civilian clothes, flop hats included, and that civilians in association with the armies often wore pieces of military clothes,…"
"period photo of a black minstrel compared to our painting here:
btw notice the brim on the players head. He is wearing a grey kepi, part of a Confederate uniform. The grey blouse he wears appears also to be military issue: a small collar…"
"Since we all (right many of us, anyhow) seem interested in detail, I'll offer one more. That brown color from the knees down on the defiant one's pants would have been, simply, mud from the trenches. He does appear to be fortunate enough…"