Please let me know those oversized shoes in the final image had been something legitimately worn by some bastard that is poor. In case anyone else is looking them: They're in the Battle for them and can't find ...
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- Please tell me those oversized shoes in the last picture were something legitimately worn by some poor bastard.
- In case anyone else is looking for them and can't find them: They're in the Battle of the Crater sketch, bottom left corner. And holy crap they are so huge. What a great little easter egg, if that's what it was meant to be.
- what the literal hell is this picture
- This is what us old people were doing before you were born sonny.
- 🙁 Grateful Dead R. Crumb And the iconic song influenced by the art
- oh no dont be sad i just thought it was funny and really...odd xD
- Where do you think The Simpsons got their ideas from?
- I sometimes wonder how people like this survived. Here they are, sitting on the side of a battlefield where inaccurate bullets and cannon fire were the norm and they're just sketching.
- Not to mention the carnage. Thousands of deaths.
- Look at his face. He is witnessing horror, but he knows he has a job to do.
- I've heard several anecdotes about families having picnics on hills overlooking early civil war battles. Kind of like watching fire works.
- Yeah, one of the first major battles, a bunch of families came out to watch the Union soldiers shoot up some rebels, only for the Union soldiers to get routed and the families suddenly finding themselves in the middle of a battlefield.
- Holy fack, talk about a regrettable decision.
- I think that happened in an ancient Greek battle at some point too (hopefully someone can clarify) but the spectators were also then slaughtered as well.
- And it's not like people were so indecent (at least in this regard) that they would intentionally kill you as a non-combatant, though maybe if you were black...
- It would be awesome to overlay these with photos of the locations. Had I the software I would spend time doing so. Read more comments