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Tuesday, October 5, 2010

More violent art

Gangsters and trains, and even the Civil War caught my Dad's imagination. I was more enamored with the Civil war than he....this is the only one I know that he did. But imagine, going back to my first post, not being allowed to draw this! It is a record of a time, and an artist and of a family.

They look like Yankees. Mine would have been Confederates.

Oh how I wish I could sit down and talk with Dad about these. Is your father still alive?
Ask them about their lives. don't rely on old photos or drawings.

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