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    Quote Originally Posted by doughboy View Post
    This appears to be a modern photo. Wonder where it is from?:

    http://www.trbimg.com/img-5198050e/t...18/600/600x294
    Not much help, but try going here: http://articles.mcall.com/2013-05-18...days-daughters click on the photo, and the captain says, "This photo was taken during a re-enactment of a Gettysburg battle."

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    Thanks. Couldn't find the caption but looked like a modern print. Heel plates jump out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by doughboy View Post
    Thanks. Couldn't find the caption but looked like a modern print. Heel plates jump out.
    I also noticed the high-heeled shoes of the nun on the left, far more typical of the late 19th century unless this was a particular part of their religious clothing.

    Was there an especially muddy Gettysburg reenactment? The poor fellow nearest the camera looks like he fell or sat in a mud puddle.

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    High heeled shoes definitely another tip off. Many religious of the period still wore sabots.

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    The front of the pictured shoe is an excellent imitation of a the mid 18th century French woman's leather shoe. The back of the heel is a bit boxy for that representation -if that's really what I'm seeing.

    The 140th Gettysburg was mucky-and was so even with the movement of the date from July to August due to heavy rain.

    This impression was a popular one in past decades, and appeared in other events (Albeit out of context) so this image could be taken anywhere.

    Whether the Sisters would have traveled distance during the period while wearing sabots is another excellent avenue of inquiry.
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    Catholic Sisters were referenced in newspapers. Here are a few from Confederate newspapers: http://uttyler.edu/vbetts/catholic_sisters.htm
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    Default I too ran into the sister.... Wonderful


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    Here are three period images:



    Sr. Joseph



    Sr. Cecelia


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    Sr. Cecelia
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    Rob, are these all Daughters of Charity images, and from the 1860's?
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