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Image of an ornate clock showing 2:05 with sculpted male figures sitting on each side of the clock face

Mysterious Faces, Gazing Across Time

Posted by: Matt Raymond

A forlorn-looking girl in a mourning dress holds a picture of her late father.  An impossibly young soldier, probably prepubescent, stands at attention with his bayoneted musket.  An African-American in Union uniform sits stoically with his wife and two daughters.  A pair of uniformed comrades pose comically, each holding a cigar in the other’s mouth. …