A grandmother’s trove of Civil War photos goes to Library of Congress


A Houston housewife, who quietly collected rare Civil War images for 50 years, sold more than 500 early photographs to the Library of Congress. (AP)

A grandmother’s trove of Civil War photos goes to Library of Congress


A Twitter connection with a history related freebie!


Every so often I connect with a person or organization on Facebook that turns out to be pretty interesting and worthy of following and sharing. My latest connection is Xiomáro (SEE-oh-MAH-ro) and you can find him on Twitter at @XiomaroPhoto. He’s currently the 2012-15 Visiting Artist at Weir Farm National Historic Site. Once I found out he was involved in the National Parks System, I figured he’d be worth checking out.

Xio is offering a F R E E photo eBook of his artistic photographs that document the estate, personal artifacts, history, and the burial grounds of the slaves of the William Floyd Estate in Mastic Beach, Long Island, which is part of the National Park Service.

I downloaded my free copy of the eBook and finally had a chance to sit down and review it this evening. Interested? Visit http://xiomaro.com/ for your companion eBook to his photo essay featured in Aspect Ratio Magazine.