Living history moments by CathConvey

posted on 25th of september, 2012

That’s a pity that in 1812 photography did not exist yet, otherwise we would be able to see Napoleon Bonaparte saluting its soldiers or Russian army fighting on Borodino battlefield. Though there’re no pictures of this, we still can imagine how it was – thanks to history lovers and living history moments they create trying to be as authentic as possible. They study historical literature and make costumes, weapons, dishes, flags, drums and many more to take a step back in time and to live like our ancestors lived some hundred years ago. They do it not because it can bring them a lot of money or fame, but mostly because they believe it’s a right thing to do – to remember the history and to treat it not like a few dull paragraphs in a school textbook, but as live moments of...

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Posted by Cathconvey on October 13, 2012
Thank you very much for your feedback, it's very important for me!!!
Posted by Intoit on September 26, 2012
 War of 1812 Reenactment 

Well said Cathy! I too photograph reenactments and what you say about the people bringing history to life is so true. I know, as my husband, son and many friends partake in these events and all you have to do is listen to them around the campfire to realize that accuracy is of the greatest importance. They not only do reenactments, they also are invited to schools and other community events to demonstrate as well as give talks on that period. They are essential experts of that time and I'm thankful.
As it is said "A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots."
Marcus Garvey
Posted by Inyrdreams on September 25, 2012
I love photographing reenactments as well.. got to play with some civil war soldiers this summer that I am now just uploading. It is a fun thing to do and an honor for our ancestors. even though, seeing just actors, it makes me wonder how we could ever have another war. We are not experiencing the fear and the despair, the smell of blood and the death for real, but we remember it was there. perhaps someday someone will say no.. no more wars.. till then, the artists on the side lines with cameras will capture it. Good job!

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