Sending Images:

David R. Bush

in I Fear I Shall Never Leave This Island

Published by University Press of Florida

Published in print October 2011 | ISBN: 9780813037448
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780813042305 | DOI:
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Prisoners found various means to provide for their loved ones, and thus regain some of their lost freedoms. Providing an image of a healthy, vibrant, handsome soldier demonstrated to their family that they were still the same man who had left for war earlier. At Johnson's Island, prisoners had the choice of procuring their portrait through drawings, paintings, and photographs. Wesley Makely was no different than many in his attempts to capture a good likeness for his Kate.

Keywords: portrait; photography; chess; health; rings

Chapter.  17737 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Military History

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