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It's always interesting to explore Tipton images, which are often rich in detail. ...
... All the cool kids think photobombing is so 2014. But as this ahead-of-its-time horse shows, the fad dates to at least 1886. Perhaps the dour-looking animal belonged to Tipton. What a nag! ...
... although in their mid-40s and 50s, these stern-faced 1st Massachusetts veterans don't look like a bunch you'd want to mess with. ...
... and how about those fancy hats and jackets these band members are wearing? Wonder if they were a tad uncomfortable on this summer day. ...
Sickles, who was instrumental in memorializing the battlefield with monuments, was not a big fan of Tipton, who had angered veterans by building an electric railway line for tourists through Devil's Den and commercializing the sacred ground.
|On July 4, 1893, The New York Times |
reported about a confrontation
between Union vets, including
Dan Sickles, and photographer
In a foreshadowing of life in the 21st century -- hey, Alec Baldwin! -- Tipton got mad. And then he sued. "You will hear from me later!" he raged, according to a New York Times correspondent who was there. "You are having your fun now; I will have mine later!"
Retorted Sickles: "I think I have the right to determine whom I shall permit to photograph me. If an obnoxious person tries to take a snap shot photograph of me, I have a perfect right to object, and what is more, to order him away ... "
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|Dan Sickles (center) during an 1886 visit to the Trostle Farm at Gettysburg, where he |
lost his leg to artillery fire. (CLICK ON IMAGE TO ENLARGE.)