Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Mona at Gettysburg // Autumn 2017

Hello! In October of last year I went back to Gettysburg for the second time. You may remember Elisabeth's trip to Gettysburg back in 2014, and that was when I still used my point and shoot camera! So I brought Mona along this time, and even though you may not be able to tell she's at Gettysburg from these photos, I took a few in a quiet spot.

Between five hundred and one thousand women disguised themselves as men and enlisted in the Union and Confederate armies, according to Bobbi Miller, who wrote The Girls of Gettysburg (a good read!). "Only the letters written by three women soldiers have been found. Diaries, if any existed, have not survived. Only two women soldiers, Sarah Edmonds and Loretta Janeta Velazquez, published their memoirs after the war." Imagine all the heroines that history never tells of!

"The world is indeed full of peril, and in it there are many dark places; but still there is much that is fair, and though in all lands love is now mingled with grief, it grows perhaps the greater."
- J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

Have a great rest of the week! xx


  1. oh my goodness, claire!! i saw this post pop up in my dashboard and just got caught up on your other latest posts. THIS TAKES ME BACK TO MY DOLL BLOGGING DAYS OMG wow. I kind of got busy with other stuff and my photography subjects have changed a little over time, but wow. It's so great that you're back blogging! your blog is one of the few that i remember from sooo SOO many years ago. It's awesome you're back and the pictures are great! <3

    1. Wow, hi Autumn!! You're the one person I remember most when I think of the old blogger days, so thanks for always being there! I hope everything is going well for you, and I'll have to catch up on your blog, too. :)

  2. Lovely photos! Gettysburg is place packed with history! I am so glad to see this photo shoot.

    I have to chuckle reading the comments and talking about "so many years ago" since it really hasn't been as long as you think. :-) Both you and Autumn are some of my favorite bloggers. Keep up the good work!

    1. Thank you so much!

      And yes that is true - it feels like so much has happened and changed, yet it really wasn't even so long ago that I created this blog! :)


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