washington d.c. photographer

Civil War Nurse Mary A.E. Keen of Seminary Hospital, Washington, D.C., and Chesapeake Hospital, Fort Monroe, Virginia

Photograph shows identified Army nurse who worked from 1861 to 1865 under the jurisdiction of Dorothea Dix and later married Milton Woodworth. Notation in case behind photograph: “Mary A.E. Keen at about 27 years of age.”

Forms part of: Liljenquist Family Collection of Civil War Photographs (Library of Congress).-  Forms part of: Ambrotype/Tintype photograph filing series (Library of Congress). Colorized by Stacey Palmer @thecivilwarparlor@Tumblr.com

From the Beach, Biarritz, Pyrenees, France
ca. 1890–1900
Photochrom print published by Detroit Publishing Co.
Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C.

A Brief History of Moonshine
Stuff You Missed in History Class
A Brief History of Moonshine

People have fermented foods to make alcohol for much of human history. For this episode, when we refer to “moonshine,” we’re talking specifically about illegal liquor North America. We also talk a lot about taxes … and NASCAR.

Photograph of a confiscated moonshine liquor still photographed by the Internal Revenue Bureau at the Treasury Department, Washington, D.C. Courtesy of the Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D. C.

Illustration in the August 23, 1879 edition of Harper’s Weekly showing a moonshiner and his still in North Carolina. This was part of a larger composite entitled “Law and Moonshine – Crooked Whiskey in Western North Carolina.”

Revenue Men at the site of a Moonshine distillery in Kentucky, 1911 or before.