Journalist compiles 13 photos of Revolutionary War veterans as old men

July 5, 2013 by History in a Hurry

Amazing photos, and they give you a sampling of a few of the many people who must be spinning in their graves over America’s decadence and corruption. …


Faces of the men who won America’s independence: Amazing early photos of heroes of the Revolutionary War in their old age


PUBLISHED: 18:38 EST, 4 July 2013 | UPDATED: 02:01 EST, 5 July 2013

These stunning images are early photographs of some of the men who bravely fought for their country in the Revolutionary War some 237 years ago.

Images of Americans who fought in the Revolution are exceptionally rare because few of the Patriots of 1775-1783 lived until the dawn of practical photography in the early 1840s.

These early photographs – known as daguerreotypes – are exceptionally rare camera-original, fully-identified photographs of veterans of the War for Independence – the war that established the United States.

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