Friday, August 26, 2011
Today we feature another picture of Alfred Waud, a Civil War Illustrator for Harper's Weekly. In this picture he is shown sitting on a rock at the Battle of Gettysburg, with his sketch book. I like this picture because it gives a little more perspective on the job these illustrators did. It is believed that Waud was the only sketch artist to draw Gettysburg Battle pictures "live". Below is another of his sketches.