They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
ca. 1861-65, “The Deserters Fate”, [Civil War-era carte de visite portrait of a Union soldier, killed for desertion, with a firing squad looming behind]
Robert I. Alotta’s Civil War Justice-Union Army Executions under Lincoln (1989), cites 276 military executions during the Civil War, 186 by firing squad and 90 by hanging. Multiple desertion was the leading cause with 147 soldiers formally executed in the name of deterrence.
via Cowan’s Auctions
ca. 1860-90’s, [carte de visite portrait of an enigmatic figure with an obscuring umbrella]
ca. 1870, [carte de visite portrait of three circus performers, billed as the “Murray Midgets”, and a woman], Charles Eisenmann
Three Future Kings: Now and Then
Queen Elizabeth II pictured with three future kings, 2013
Queen Victoria pictured with three future kings, 1894.