April Monthly Meeting

Special Guest Speaker: David Tooley
 
 
Presentation Title
The Photograph Record of the US Civil War – My 45 year fascination with this visual record…
 
Presentation Description
 
During the 1950’s, David acquired an interest in taking black and white photographs.  Something must have clicked   when he saw some of the photographs of the US Civil War.  It has been an ongoing fascination ever since.  David will   show photographs of, and comment on, the battle fields and towns/cities he visited back east as well as his visit to the   Library of Congress almost 20 years ago.  …
 
 Tim O'Sullivan who is widely known for his photography work related to the American Civil War had worked for Mathew Brady and later for Alexander Gardner who also took many memorable images during the War. Many other photographers will be mentioned. Their work is as memorable but often overlooked.
 
Dave Tooley was born in the Welsh coastal town of Porthcawl and emigrated with his parents to the U.S. in 1948.  They settled in West Allis, Wisconsin. Moved to San Diego in 1960.
 
David has been with the San Diego Civil War Roundtable since 1986.
 
 

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The Legal Genealogist: Speak out for Indiana! Please read and pass it on.
 
"One of Indiana’s great treasures, of immense value to genealogists, is on the political chopping block.
 
Will you join The Legal Genealogist in speaking out against a proposal to kill the Genealogy Department at the Indiana State Library? Word arrived yesterday from the Indiana Genealogical Society that the budget bill introduced in the Indiana House includes a massive 24% reduction in funding to the Indiana State Library. In addition to cutting at least 10% of the library staff, the bill would eliminate all funding — every last penny — for the Genealogy Department of the library..."
 

 

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