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Faces of the men who won America’s independence: Amazing early photos of heroes of the Revolutionary War in their old age

12 Oct

Faces of the men who won America’s independence: Amazing early photos of heroes of the Revolutionary War in their old age

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These stunning images are early photographs  of some of the men who bravely fought for their country in the Revolutionary War  some 237 years ago.

Images of Americans who fought in the  Revolution are exceptionally rare because few of the Patriots of 1775-1783 lived  until the dawn of practical photography in the early 1840s.

These early photographs –  known as daguerreotypes – are exceptionally rare camera-original,  fully-identified photographs of veterans of the War for Independence – the war  that established the United States.”Jonathan Smith

 

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2356524/Faces-American-revolution-Amazing-early-photographs-document-heroes-War-Independence-later-years.html#ixzz2hY3kfgeD Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook

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