Friday, August 26, 2011

Alfred Waud

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.


  1. I wonder if that is the Devil's Den area and what he is sketching.

  2. This has been a very interesting week, but the photos and text pretty well say everything there is to be said. Thus, not so many comments. Also, I do not know a lot about the Civil War, beyond the basic facts.
    If the South had won instead of the North we would not have a "United States of America," but rather several countries would have emerged on this continent. Without a UNITED States of America who would have had the will and might to stop Hitler and Japan in WWII? Or WWI for that matter?

  3. It's possibly Devil's Den. It could also be Little Round Top which is right across the way, but that big boulder he's sitting on and the one behind him look familiar.


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