The Last Muster: Revolutionary War Photos Come to Film

George Custis, featured in The Last Muster

Last week  Maureen Taylor, the Photo Detective, and Pam Pacelli Cooper of Verissima Productions joined me on The Forget-Me-Not Hour to talk about Maureen’s book The Last Muster being made into a documentary film. Maureen has collected about 150 photographic images of men and women who were alive during the American Revolution (1775-1783) and who had photos taken after the advent of photography in 1839.

Maureen and Pam are collaborating to bring the images of these people and their stories to life in the 21st century through the medium of film. They talked about what it takes to bring a project like this to fruition, including getting donations which are tax deductible, and how the stories will be presented. It’s fascinating!

Find The Last Muster film here:

Listen to Maureen and Pam right here. You will hear Maureen and Pam clearly while my voice has an echo.

Maureen Taylor, the Photo Detective

Maureen Taylor, the Photo Detective and author of The Last Muster

Verissima Productions and Rob Cooper

Pam Pacelli Cooper and partner Rob Cooper of Verissima Productions interview guest.

George Custis, featured in The Last Muster

George Custis, stepson of George Washington, experienced the American Revolution and was captured by photography

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2 thoughts on “The Last Muster: Revolutionary War Photos Come to Film

    Tom (Jewish Genealogy) says: March 12, 2013 at 7:39 pm

    Thanks for sharing that, this somehow reminds me the photo album “City of Shadows: Sydney Police Photographs 1912-1948”. Although it’s from later period both of the collections share the same: every portrait is a full psychological landscape.


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