Entry Title: "A Step Back into the 1800s"
Name: Charly McConnell , United States
Category and Expertise: Photo Essay and Feature Story|Lifestyle, Student
Entry Description: This series is a depiction of how people lived back when there wasn't electricity and running water. Throughout the year, folks of today travel back in time to live as our ancestors did; 99% of what is used during their event is as it was in the 1800s. The tents/teepees, cooking utensils, clothes, lanterns, weapons/cannons, wares the traders sell, etc. They often have competitions of fire starting with striker/jute/char/flint, black powder with ball rifle/pistol, tomahawk throws and bow/arrow, along with Civil War Reenactments. And throughout the day music can be heard. Living like this is educational, challenging and rewarding for one who not only captures the event, but also lives it.