It is because a black & white print was made that we still have this great photograph today a century & a half later. Old west pictures South Dakota General George Armstrong Custer posing with a elk he shot in the black hills
A Coat, a Stock, a Shirt, and a Waistcoat: Extant garments
I can just imagine the daguerrian arranging this guy: flattening the lapels of his double breasted coat, laying the long ends of his cravat out to the side to show his shirt front and waistcoat, twisting the ribbon suspending his timepiece just right, squaring up his hat: NOW HOLD IT...DON'T MOVE! I think the young gent was satisfied. 1840s
20 Lost Recipes The Pioneers Cooked On Their Journey West
There's a lot we can learn from the pioneers who traveled across the United States back in the 1800s, especially when it comes to cooking meals from scratch. There are certain recipes that they made again and again because they were tasty, easy to make, and required ingredients that could be stored for a long time or were readily available such as apples, milk, and eggs. This article by James from Bio Prepper reveals 20 lost recipes from the pioneers including mud apples, chuckwagon beans...