The first installment of this series in the New York Times — about the identification of the photo above, found clutched in a soldier’s hand after the battle of Gettysburg — was very good. Further installments are supposed to run each day this week.
Identifications like this happen all the time on Shorpy.com, one of my favorite sites.
ADDENDUM: If the purpose of the Times article was to entice readers to follow the mystery by reading the Times on successive days, they should have used a different title for the photo. If you go to the article and look at the URL for the photo, it includes a family name (I edited that name out when I posted the photo above). Do a Google search on that name + children and you will find the complete story from other sources such as the Smithsonian.
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