Re: What would you liked to see reproduced?
Sorry Mark, my bad. I guess I'm a little confused.
I certainly understand what "tack" means. "Accoutrements" opens the door a bit to other things a trooper might carry, doesn't it? Wouldn't field glass cases qualify for an officer impression? Leather jacket covers for Bibles? I was trying to think in terms of missing or hard to find leather goods.
1. Additional items of dress or equipment, carried or worn by a person or used for a particular activity.
2. A soldier's outfit other than weapons and garments.
The post cards were an after thought- and btw, I wasn't talking about porn. Victoria's Secret catalogues are much more risqué than most of those post cards were anyway. "In olden days a glimpse of stocking was looked on as something shocking.." so the song "Anything Goes", goes.
I can't think of anything tack related that isn't already being reproduced for Federal impressions. The main thing I'd like to see is better quality and correctness at a much reduced price. Informed people don't chose sutler row stuff over authentic for any reason other than price and ready availability. Yeah, I agree that quality lasts longer, looks better, is more comfortable and so on, but in my neck of the woods, many reenactors are still hurting economically and can't afford to attend all the events they would have attended just a few seasons ago when gas was about $1 a gallon lower than it is now. So better quality at a lower price is what I'd like to see.
And a field glass case.
Gary Lee Bradford, Captain
9th Kansas Regiment Volunteer Cavalry, Company F
On patrol of the KS / MO border
In honor of my great-great uncle, Pvt. Sidney J. Hatch, 7th Tennessee Cavalry (US), Co. D, who died Sept. 23, 1863, at the age of 21. .