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flattop32355
06-20-2006, 12:23 AM
There's nothing in the whine cellar!

Yes, today was a slow and frustrating day.

tompritchett
06-20-2006, 01:05 AM
Well just be that way. :)

sbl
06-20-2006, 08:47 PM
They have them in Russia...

http://serjic.dn.ru/borodino2002/peshehody.JPG


http://www.atamanka.pl/albums/userpics/moje%20miasto/Bitwa%20pod%20Ostroleka/19.jpg

Meanwhile, in 19th century Japan..

"shor..der...alms!"

http://images.nypl.org/?id=831116&t=W



Seen at Good Harbor Beach, Gloucester. Mass....

http://www.povodok.ru/pics/art1/art1145_2.jpg

Impressionen des Saisonstarts am 08. April 2006 Pullman City Germany

look for "Big Joe"

scroll down

http://www.pullmancity.de/extern/saisonstart06text.htm

tompritchett
06-20-2006, 11:25 PM
Loved the Napolean and the can-can girls. Need more of the latter at reenactments to boost the moral of our troops. :)

MStuart
06-20-2006, 11:32 PM
Is that some kind of fox pelt "Big Joe" is totin'?

Mark Ugly American

cookiemom
06-21-2006, 03:03 AM
Loved the Napolean and the can-can girls. Need more of the latter at reenactments to boost the moral of our troops. :)

Now THERE'S an impression to develop...
Would this be by invitation only, or would walk-ons be welcome?

Mlle. Lilly de la Valle
Paris, France



[I dare not comment on Boneparte.]

MStuart
06-21-2006, 09:52 AM
Now THERE'S an impression to develop...
Would this be by invitation only, or would walk-ons be welcome?

Mlle. Lilly de la Valle
Paris, France



[I dare not comment on Boneparte.]

I believe there is already historical documentation for the "can-can" in camp. There was a scene in Gods & Generals where our own Gen. Lee was enjoying a somewhat "faux" interpretation of the art. Of course, it was that ne'er do well J.W. Booth dancing around like some Nancy Boy, but that's neither here nor there. It was dancing, and it was in camp, 'nuff said. But, if they'd had 'em, they'da used 'em.

Mark Patron of the Arts

cookiemom
06-21-2006, 10:16 AM
But, if they'd had 'em, they'da used 'em!!!!

Mark Patron of the Arts



Please, Monsieur, is this the "period correct" corollary to "If you've got it, flaunt it?" :)

Mlle. Lilly

MStuart
06-21-2006, 10:23 AM
Oh my goodness gracious Lord no!!!!!!!! Merely implying that the boys are far from home, been in camp with a bunch of smelly, dirty friends for months at a time, rarely being able to gaze upon the pleasure that is a pretty girl. So, if the ladies want to entertain the boys by showing them an ankle or two (and no more than that lest the performance become lewd), then by all means, I say go for it. In my zeal to promote entertainment for the boys, I certainly hope my comments were not misinterpreted as condoning improper behavior!!!!!!!

Mark "Gentleman of Virginia" and Apologist

Psssst I hear that's nothing campared to what goes on in those Yankee camps!!

flattop32355
06-21-2006, 12:31 PM
Psssst I hear that's nothing campared to what goes on in those Yankee camps!!

I can assure you, sir, that in the Federal encampments we maintain a proper decorum at all times, as all our men are pillars of their communities: Sodom and Gomorrah.

tenfed1861
06-21-2006, 02:31 PM
I did not know that Indians had blonde hair and blue eyes.And here are all thouse so-called Native Americans with thier dark skin,black hair,and dark eyes.Farbs.And the Civil War guys.How authentic is it for a polyester flag.My unit has a silk flag.Boy,do we look stupid now.Oh,and the great impressions of the cheesie cowboys.Wowie.Do they look authnetic.And the little guy with the "buffalo" hide hat looks just like a mini-afro.I now want one for my impression.And how did they find out that Americans really had pizza in the late 18th Cent?I guess they must know that pepperoni was Daniel Boone's favorite topping,and that the Adamas went to get a thin crust olive pizza every week.How farby do we look now that we should be compairing our impressions to such "authnetics". :wink:

Mr. Sekela,can you make me a jacket like the saluting CS officer is wearing?No,how about some of them Federal uniforms?I really want to know how they got a buffalo in Germany?
Cullen Smith

cookiemom
06-21-2006, 03:38 PM
So, if the ladies want to entertain the boys by showing them an ankle or two (and no more than that ... )


But Monsieur, I do not understand. I can assure you that no one of my dancers has more than two ankles... :(

Mlle. Lilly

MStuart
06-21-2006, 11:31 PM
But Monsieur, I do not understand. I can assure you that no one of my dancers has more than two ankles... :(

Mlle. Lilly

Any woman who dances around in her nightclothes for money is a trollop. It's probably best that you keep your French Jezebel's over there. Our boys don't need to see such behavior.

What do you say boys?

Mark

flattop32355
06-21-2006, 11:55 PM
Any woman who dances around in her nightclothes for money is a trollop. It's probably best that you keep your French Jezebel's over there. Our boys don't need to see such behavior.
What do you say boys?
Mark

When will they be at our camp?

Frenchie
06-22-2006, 01:08 AM
Anyone else notice the Canadian "maple leaf" flag in that shot of the trapper in the canoe? I remember when it was adopted during Canada's centennial celebration in 1967.

The French mademoiselles have been taken into protective custody by the Provost Marshal and delivered to headquarters. They'll be given personal, individual counseling to dissuade them from their wicked ways.

MStuart
06-22-2006, 07:26 AM
I can see there's a couple of us that haven't been going to prayer meetin' very often, if at all. You two probably have dice and cards in your haversacks, don't'cha?

Mark

flattop32355
06-22-2006, 10:19 AM
I can see there's a couple of us that haven't been going to prayer meetin' very often, if at all. You two probably have dice and cards in your haversacks, don't'cha?
Mark

Hey, I'm a paragon of virtue. Is it my fault the Colonel keeps calling for knapsack inspection every Sunday morning?

tompritchett
06-22-2006, 01:16 PM
Our boys don't need to see such behavior.

What do you say boys?

SPEAK FOR YOURSELF, MARK

My boys definitely need reminding what we are fighting for.

tompritchett
06-22-2006, 01:17 PM
Anyone else notice the Canadian "maple leaf" flag in that shot of the trapper in the canoe? I remember when it was adopted during Canada's centennial celebration in 1967.

Now there you have to go and spoil all the fun by insisting on historical accuracy, you meanie you.

sbl
06-22-2006, 05:26 PM
[QUOTE=MStuart]I believe there is already historical documentation for the "can-can" in camp. There was a scene in Gods & Generals where our own Gen. Lee was enjoying a somewhat "faux" interpretation of the art.

Of course, it was that ne'er do well J.W. Booth dancing around like some Nancy Boy, but that's neither here nor there. It was dancing, and it was in camp, 'nuff said. But, if they'd had 'em, they'da used 'em.

Mark,

It was.....

"Harry Macarthy: The Bob Hope of the Confederacy"
By E. Lawrence Abel

Article from Civil War Times Magazine

http://www.historynet.com/cwti/blharrymacarthy/


(and his wife Lottie Estelle in the signoria costume)


"He could make tired soldiers laugh, and his "Bonnie Blue Flag" churned southern audiences into a frenzy. That was why Harry Macarthy was loved from one end of the confederacy to the other."


"Harry Macarthy stood at center stage in the New Orleans Academy of Music one day in September 1861, singing to a packed house. His song was one few people had ever heard, but the audience of Confederate soldiers--men from Louisiana, Arkansas, and Texas, passing through the city on their way to the Virginia front--took to it immediately. They stood and cheered as Macarthy sang.
The consummate performer, Macarthy was not just singing; he was also playing a role, the part of a Confederate volunteer heading off to war. He was dressed in a full Confederate army uniform just like the men in the crowd. His wife, Lottie Estelle, played the sweetheart he was leaving behind. As Macarthy sang, Lottie dashed onto the stage waving a blue silk flag with a single white star on it, a popular symbol of Southern independence. When Lottie reached her husband, she threw her arms around his neck. It was a scene the young soldiers in the audience remembered vividly, and they could barely restrain themselves as Macarthy took "The Bonnie Blue Flag" into its chorus:.."

cookiemom
07-14-2006, 04:41 PM
le jour de gloire est arrive' !

Happy Bastille Day!


... The French mademoiselles have been taken into protective custody by the Provost Marshal and delivered to headquarters...
S'il-vous-plait, m'sieur... may we go now? We don't want to be late for the party... :)

Mademoiselle Lilly et ses amies

Frenchie
07-14-2006, 08:02 PM
Ah, quel dommage! I had forgotten the date... I hang my head in shame... alors, que je suis bte!

Oui, oui, Mademoiselle, mais bien sr, of course you may go to the party. I shall assemble a detail to escort you safely tout de suite, non?

Aux armes citoyens!
Formez vos bataillons!
Marchons, marchons
Qu'un sang impur
Abreuve nos sillons!

cookiemom
07-14-2006, 09:35 PM
Merci pour votre aide, msieur. Bonne fte!

Vive la France!

Mlle. Lilly

Rob Weaver
08-04-2006, 08:30 PM
I remember at 125th Gettysburg being herded, with my entire battalion into some sort of barn or shed and shown a temperence tableaux. I enjoyed a nice nap in the heat, but I heard that some of the boys couldn't touch water for a week afterwards, they were so convicted.

bizzilizzit
08-04-2006, 09:07 PM
I believe there is already historical documentation for the "can-can" in camp. There was a scene in Gods & Generals where our own Gen. Lee was enjoying a somewhat "faux" interpretation of the art. Of course, it was that ne'er do well J.W. Booth dancing around like some Nancy Boy, but that's neither here nor there. It was dancing, and it was in camp, 'nuff said. But, if they'd had 'em, they'da used 'em.

Mark Patron of the Arts

The Can-Can's first American public stage performance (i.e. not in a saloon) was in the Black Crook at Niblo's Gardens in New York, September 12th., 1866. It had been attempted in other arenas as early as the 1830's, but was outlawed as vulgar, lewd, and scandelous in various cities. Do you know why?

God & Generals = farbfest
Don't believe everything you see on the big screen (or little, for that mattter).

Elizabeth

Rob Weaver
08-05-2006, 09:14 AM
The Can-Can's first American public stage performance (i.e. not in a saloon) was in the Black Crook at Niblo's Gardens in New York, September 12th., 1866. It had been attempted in other arenas as early as the 1830's, but was outlawed as vulgar, lewd, and scandelous in various cities. Do you know why?

Because it was danced "sans culottes," that's why!

MStuart
08-05-2006, 09:36 AM
It had been attempted in other arenas as early as the 1830's, but was outlawed as vulgar, lewd, and scandelous in various cities.

Elizabeth

See? I told you it was vulgar!!!!!!!! Performed by Jezebels!!!!!! And that Frenchie is just contributing to the moral decline of the Union army.

Mark

Back to Being Pious Mess

bizzilizzit
08-05-2006, 10:11 AM
See? I told you it was vulgar!!!!!!!! Performed by Jezebels!!!!!! And that Frenchie is just contributing to the moral decline of the Union army.

Mark

Back to Being Pious Mess

Oh, I must admit I've been guilty of aiding and abetting in the decline of soldier's, North and South, as well.:twisted:
Elizabeth

MStuart
08-05-2006, 10:23 AM
Oh, I must admit I've been guilty of aiding and abetting in the decline of soldier's, North and South, as well.:twisted:
Elizabeth

Miss Elizabeth:

I guess it's okay........I see you're from Ohio. :-)

Mark

bizzilizzit
08-05-2006, 11:22 AM
Because it was danced "sans culottes," that's why!

Ah, no. That was the allure of it, and the challenge, esp. for the gentlemen in the first row. The Can-Can was traditionally danced very close to the edge of the stage, very near the foot (gas) lights (also quite dangerous, as fabric was highly flammable). Ladies drawers were split from the waist to about the knee. When high kicking, a lady's private parts might very well be revealed. Can you imagine the rush to get front row seats from the gentlemen of the audience, just for an opportunity to get an eye full?
Not exactly a Can-Can, but youll get the idea:

http://users.cham-cor.com/bossrelic/legwork.jpg

Elizabeth

MStuart
08-05-2006, 03:18 PM
Because it was danced "sans culottes," that's why!

Rob:

How is it you know this vulgar information? :-)

Mark

tompritchett
08-07-2006, 09:53 AM
And that Frenchie is just contributing to the moral decline of the Union army.

Mark, and that is a bad thing???? But then againl, they're just yankees and we all know that they have so little morals to begin with. :twisted:

MStuart
08-07-2006, 11:47 AM
Good point, Tom!!!

But on a little bit more of a "serious" note, were there ever any instances of these "dancers" being brought to any of the camps to entertain the boys? I've never read of any, but, boys being boys, and soldiers being soldiers, even in those days I'd figure if they could have, they would have.

Mark

bizzilizzit
08-07-2006, 12:06 PM
Good point, Tom!!!

But on a little bit more of a "serious" note, were there ever any instances of these "dancers" being brought to any of the camps to entertain the boys? I've never read of any, but, boys being boys, and soldiers being soldiers, even in those days I'd figure if they could have, they would have.

Mark

I've never found any documentation on any "dancers" in camp, however, when on leave near a town or city, there were plently of low enterainments to be had.
They only camps I've read about that brought in female dancers of any kind were the mining camps out West, Lola Montez being the most famous.
Elizabeth

toptimlrd
08-10-2006, 12:21 AM
I did not know that Indians had blonde hair and blue eyes.And here are all thouse so-called Native Americans with thier dark skin,black hair,and dark eyes.Farbs.And the Civil War guys.How authentic is it for a polyester flag.My unit has a silk flag.Boy,do we look stupid now.Oh,and the great impressions of the cheesie cowboys.Wowie.Do they look authnetic.And the little guy with the "buffalo" hide hat looks just like a mini-afro.I now want one for my impression.And how did they find out that Americans really had pizza in the late 18th Cent?I guess they must know that pepperoni was Daniel Boone's favorite topping,and that the Adamas went to get a thin crust olive pizza every week.How farby do we look now that we should be compairing our impressions to such "authnetics". :wink:

Mr. Sekela,can you make me a jacket like the saluting CS officer is wearing?No,how about some of them Federal uniforms?I really want to know how they got a buffalo in Germany?
Cullen Smith

Now I am disapointed that so far everyone has missed the pinnacle of authenticity with the guy in the canoe using that very correct red plastic bladed, aluminum handled, foam gripped paddle in front of the cabin with the super authentic polyester Maple Leaf Canadian flag.

jthlmnn
08-13-2006, 01:32 PM
Now, now, people. The Germans obviously had relatives in the state of my birth and residence. They probably visited their American cousins and made a trip to Wisconsin Dells. To tell the truth, I was having flashbacks to my youth and remembering all the farby, ersatz native/western stuff there. If Disney has a Euro-operation, why not a Euro-Dells? I just hope that the guy in the canoe is not their version of the Tommy Bartlett Water Show.