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Story Time

Story Time
Story Time

Story Time

I’m not much for stuffed toys but I think this little sofa looks totally inviting.

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Fine Detail

Fine Detail
Fine Detail

Fine Detail

I’ve been spending some time there lately, taking photographs of an upcoming performance, so it’s only natural that I photograph the grand building itself. The late afternoon sun at an angle had just the right amount of highlight and shadow to show up all the Italianate filigree on the Music Hall entrance, including the “C” medallions for “Carnegie” between the doors.

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Details

detail of metal scrolling
detail of metal scrolling

Details

Details of wrought iron scrolling from a railing.

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Christmas Book Tree

Christmas Book Tree
Christmas Book Tree

Christmas Book Tree

It’s a Christmas gift to all readers—but it’s all year round and you don’t even have to celebrate Christmas to enjoy it! And it’s free—visit your local public library!

This is the book tree from Andrew Carnegie Free Library & Music Hall from last year. Somehow I never posted this photo!

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Reaching Light

light through window across stage
light through window across stage

Reaching Light

Sunlight flows into a hidden window behind the stage and reaches through the backstage curtains make its mark upon the stage. It seemed to be reaching right for me.

On stage at Carnegie Hall, at Andrew Carnegie Free Library in Carnegie.

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Watching Autumn Arrive

trees and wicker chair

Watching Autumn Arrive

An empty chair faces the trees, just tinged with yellow and orange, a blue haze to separate.

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Stage Ready

darkened stage
darkened stage

Stage Ready

I just like stage scenes.

Do you suppose the instruments are talking to each other? And the chairs?

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Conversation Around the Fire

ink sketch of civil war reenactors in camp
ink sketch of civil war reenactors in camp

“Conversation Around the Fire”, ink, 7″ x 10″ © Bernadette E. Kazmarski

I had the chance to do one field sketch at yesterday’s reenactment event as the 9th Pennsylvania Reserves took a break from maneuvers to warm up and just have a good conversation with hot coffee around the fire. I had intended to sketch maybe two people, and maybe one or two ladies in dresses, when I’d visualized the sketches I’d like to get based on past events, but it was so cold and windy not too many people were standing around outside. This is done in ink on multi-media paper.

 


A Cold Day in April

civil war reenactors
civil war reenactors

A Cold April Afternoon

Just a few photos from yesterday’s Civil War Living History event at Andrew Carnegie Free Library & Music Hall. I always look for one that works well in sepia, and this group from the 9th Pennsylvania Reserves huddled around the campfire that sputtered in the wind worked well, especially when I got to an angle where no houses could be seen on the hill in the distance.

Below a young re-enactor wears a period dress and crocheted sontag to match and her hair tucked into a light snood with a young lady’s headpiece made by her mother as she gazes out a window of the Capt. Thos. Espy Post on the dim and cold afternoon.

young lady civil war reenactor

Young Lady

And we had a surprise guest—Andrew Carnegie himself, or so it seemed!

andrew carnegie reenactor

Andrew Carnegie himself came to visit.

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Images of Living History

civil war re-enactors waiting around cannon
civil war re-enactors waiting around cannon

Waiting

Each year Andrew Carnegie Free Library & Music Hall hosts a living history event in remembrance of the Civil War, guided by the Library & Music Hall’s own Civil War expert, Espy Post Curator Diane Klinefelter, and including the 9th Pennsylvania Reserves in uniform as docents and re-enactors. Other re-enactors also take part as well as historians and vendors of all sorts to share their knowledge of this time in our country’s history. This year’s event is Saturday, April 5, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. I have information about this year’s event below. I’ll be there taking photos as usual, and possibly doing some sketches.

confederate re-enactor drummer boy

Drummer Boy

In April 2011 and April 2012, as part of the commemoration of the 150th Anniversary of the beginning of the Civil War, ACFL&MH also hosted re-enactment events held in Carnegie Park where re-enactors encamped and staged historic battles. I photographed these two events at the Library & Music Hall and at Carnegie Park, as I have photographed these living history events for years. I was so moved by the solemnity and dignity of the re-enactors. Some of the images have stayed with me since that time and I’ve been wanting to share them in an exhibit since then.

adjutant's tent at civil war event

Adjutant’s Tent

I did my best to capture as many as possible without modern anachronisms such as cars, surrounding homes and electrical wires as well as visitors in street clothes and re-enactors using cell phones. These eight photos reflect just a few memorable sights from those events.

Here are the photos in the exhibit

Flyer for Living History Exhibit civil war

Flyer for Living History Exhibit

Mid-day Meal

Powder Boy

Adjutant’s Tent

Drummer Boy

Waiting

Catching the Cadence

The First Shot

Bucktails

Thanks to Maggie Forbes and Diane Klinefelter for giving me the opportunity and the place to hang this exhibit.
Framed prints are for sale at $75.00 each; $25.00 of each sale is donated to ACFL&MH. Unframed prints are for sale at $25.00 each.

This exhibit joins two other exhibits in the Reception Hall, “Of Harps and Fig Leaves” and “Carnegie Photographed”.

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Schedule for the Living History Event

Andrew Carnegie Free Library & Music Hall 2014 Civil War Living History Day – April 5, 2014

Ongoing – 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

 Tours of the Capt. Thomas Espy Post, 2nd Floor

Guns of Gettysburg Display, Studio – “B”

Photo Exhibit – Petersburg & The Crater, Library – 1st Floor

Civil War authors book signings, Reception Hall – 2nd Floor

Sutlers, Studio – “B”

Food Court, Music Hall Lobby – 1st Floor

Civil War Used Book Sale, Studio – “B”

Co. A, 9th PA Reserves drills, Outdoors West Lawn

Touring Stations: Civil War Medicine, Infantry, Artillery, Recruiting, Studio – “B”

11:00 AM
Music Hall– 1st Floor, “The Dead Lay All About – Gettysburg: the Aftermath”, Kristopher D. White

1:00 PM
Reception Hall – 2nd Floor, “Sweet Glory: a novel”, Lisa Y. Potocar

3:00 PM
Music Hall– 1st Floor, Almost Famous Bluegrass Band Steven Moore & Friends

10:30; 12:15; 1:45 PM
Chartiers Cemetery Tours of the GAR Section, Shuttle in front of Library Steps