The New York Historical Society recently re-opened after several years of renovations. Mr. Lincoln now stands guard on Central Park West; I thought he (and his shadow) cut a striking image in the morning sun.
You know what else was striking? This man, in Revolutionary War period costume, leaving the building:
Have we discussed on this forum my fascination/fear of people in period costume? I don't know why, but they sorta freak me out. And yet - I'm so curious about them.
I want to ask them a million questions - how did they get started with it? What makes them want to wear old-fashioned clothing? Do they buy their britches from a catalogue, or make 'em themselves on an old-fashioned sewing machine?
But really, what I really want to know is: Are they operating out of a healthy interest in the past, or are they running away from the present?
The list of questions I have for reenactors is much, much longer.