Ladies & Gentlemen,
I have just placed online a selection of over 200 photographs from the living history program "To Prevent the Effusion of Blood" held in Charleston, SC on the weekend of January 7-9. The collection represents the single most complete documentation of the program, because it covers Ft. Moultrie, the South Carolina Militia and Ft. Sumter activities, both military and civilian.
To access the photography, just go here: www.zphotos.smugmug.com, then click on the gallery called 11Effusion.
The upcoming February-March issue of the Civil War News should include *two* stories about the weekend, as well as a generous selection from the 18 images I sent the editors. As you know, all recognizable individuals in each photograph will be identified by name and, if available, unit and hometown at the time the photo was taken. At the risk of sounding prideful, I am confident that it will be the most complete --and extensive-- coverage of the efforts of the 150 or so highly dedicated reenactors that took part in the weekend program.
It won't cost you or anybody else anything to look at the photography in the Zangroniz Photography website, however long anyone may want to do so.
Individuals who may wish to purchase a copy, or copies, of particular images may do so directly through the website. Just follow the easy prompts. You will get the exact same service as if you ordered those prints directly from Zangroniz Photography.
Whoever wishes to order a Photo CD with the *entire* collection on display at Smugmug, can do so by sending me a $30 payment. This particular service is NOT available through Smugmug. The address: Zangroniz Photography, 4011 Muncaster Mill Rd., Rockville, MD 20853. That includes shipping, handling and everything, and you will get, within 30 days after I receive your order, a disk that comes with a complete Satisfaction Guarantee. The photography in it will be copyrighted, which means it cannot be legally duplicated, at least not without my approval, but I entrust people's basic sense of honesty will help them comply.
If anybody has any questions, simply e-mail me at Jzangroniz@comcast.net and I will answer as quickly as possible.
There are two "group photos" from Ft. Sumter included in the "11Effusion" gallery --the Federal officers sitting for Wendell Decker and the one of Joe Blunt and his harem-- that appear in THREE versions: the original, a sepia copy, and a black and white copy, to give people that much more of a wider choice if that is the one image they might want to frame and hang on their wall. It will look like an image worth ten times your cost when enlarged to 8x10 or bigger, and then matted and framed properly. I can give the same treatment to any other image in any of our galleries.
To help the reenacting community enjoy even more the commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the War Between the States, Zangroniz Photography is instituting “The Zuper-Deal” for selected events. This offer consists of extending each person who purchases one 8x10-inch reprint of a favorite image the right to select up to three additional 4x6-inch prints at NO extra cost whatsoever. No limit on how many orders any one person can place and still benefit from this offer. Order two 8x10s and you get six 4x6 prints free, and so on.
And a portion of each and every sale will be donated to one of the historical preservation organizations we regularly support.
There are two provisos that apply to each Zuper-Deal: 1) Each of these offers will be definitely a LIMITED-TIME deal. In this case, “The Zuper-Deal on Effusion” will be granted to any and all orders placed on or before April 15, 2011; and 2) the orders MUST BE SENT DIRECTLY to Zangroniz Photography, at 4011 Muncaster Mill Rd., Rockville, MD 20853. Just include a check or money order for your total and be sure to include the numbers of your extra prints, as well as the return address where you want the prints mailed.
Please let me know what you think of the “Effusion” gallery, whether you purchase something or not, because your comments will be most appreciated.
We thank you for your support, for it will go a long way towards ensuring that Zangroniz Photography will continue to serve the Civil War reenacting community.