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    Hosted by google. Looks like an astounding resource.

    Fighting men of 1st CT Heavy Artillery unit standing beside their 13-inch sea-coast mortars, part of heavily fortified battle line during Civil War battle at Yorktown. April, 1862.
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      CommentAuthormoali
    • CommentTimeNov 18th 2008
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    some interesting images, useful re: story research also...
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      CommentAuthorTF
    • CommentTimeNov 18th 2008
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    Brilliant!
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    Mark, you just saved me about a week of work on a project I'm working on for the Navy. Those images of the fleet are better than ones the FUCKING NAVY has.

    Thank you kindly sir.
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    This is incredible.
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      CommentAuthorAlan Tyson
    • CommentTimeNov 18th 2008
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    Thank you very much, Mr. Seifert! My reference library shall be gorging itself on this!
    • CommentAuthorJigsy Q
    • CommentTimeNov 19th 2008
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    Yeah that's pretty great. And the picture quality is spectacular. Some of those look like they were taken yesterday.
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    This is great!
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    I shall make endless use of this for my artists. Thank you!
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      CommentAuthorNygaard
    • CommentTimeNov 19th 2008
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    oh, yesyesyes...

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    Tinkering with this, (no hits for "Winsor McCay, alas!") I looked up "death" just in case there was anything retro for the "I Did Not Need To See That" thread. The resulting search code was almost as neat as the death mask of Abraham Lincoln.

    death source:life
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      CommentAuthorNygaard
    • CommentTimeNov 20th 2008 edited
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    Are there more old reference drawings like the ones at Giovanni Battista Cipriani source:life?

    EDIT: The main problems of navigating something like this is not knowing the right keywords and not knowing what might be there and what might not.

    Why does a magazine archive plates from an ancient reference book for artists, anyway?
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    The main problems of navigating something like this is not knowing the right keywords and not knowing what might be there and what might not.
    Yeah. I've found it helpful to use somewhat more broad terms and add a year, then step through it by the date range that might contain what you're looking for.