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War Memoranda: Photography, Walt Whitman, and Memorials

A project in Roanoke, VA by Robert Schultz

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A book of photography, poetry, and comment on the U.S. Civil War and our contemporary moment
Backers: 93
Average Pledge Per Backer: $142

Funded: $13,168 of $12,000
Dates: Feb 11th -> Apr 2nd (51 days)
Project By: Robert Schultz
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Latest News

Stretch Goals!

April 1st - via:
Thank you, Backers!  Now that we've gone over the top: 1. The discounted Kickstarter price for the War Memoranda book remains available through the campaign’s end tomorrow at midnight Eastern time, as do the deeply discounted artwork premiums. 2.... (Read More)

Over the Top!

April 1st - via:
Dear Backers,  W. Tucker Lemon, our 83rd backer, put us over the top today--Monday, April 1, at 10:35 am--with his pledge for the book, signed, and a deluxe print.  He stands on the shoulders of all of you who have become part of this... (Read More)

60 hours, $394 to go!

March 31st - via:
Dear Backers, Who will put us over the top? If you have a way to share our campaign link with friends, if you want an additional premium or an extra book, now is the time! At midnight Tuesday the campaign ends, and then our team goes to work... (Read More)

War Memoranda art now showing, and . . .

March 29th - via:
Dear Backers, I can confirm to you, our partners in making the War Memoranda book, that our campaign is secured. In the next couple of days some things we've been working on will come to fruition. As a result, we have, in fact, already set our... (Read More)

Dear "Followers"

March 27th - via:
Dear Followers, I see from my campaign dashboard that our War Memoranda campaign has 14 of you. Thanks for keeping an eye on our project. Four of you have "converted," as Kickstarter says, and have become backers. Thanks so much! And now is a great... (Read More)

Great news!

March 26th - via:
Dear Backers, As we head down the home stretch, we have a number of irons in the fire and feel confident that our campaign will succeed. This book is going to happen! 1. The "pop-up" exhibition of works from the Taubman's traveling War Memoranda... (Read More)

War Memoranda event this Saturday!

March 21st - via:
Dear Backers, I'd like to invite those of you within range of Roanoke, Virginia to join me this Saturday, March 23, at the Taubman Museum of Art for the opening of the "pop-up" exhibition of War Memoranda daguerreotypes, cyanotypes, chlorophyll... (Read More)

Get to know your premiums

March 21st - via:
Dear Backers, Binh and I have made this video to give you a better look at the daguerreotypes that Binh is offering as backer premiums and to provide a peek at what some of the War Memoranda pages will look like. I still find it remarkable that Binh... (Read More)


March 16th - via:
My reading and exhibition opening at the Taubman Museum in Roanoke is MARCH 23! (I had typed "May," in error.) Cheers, Bob  (Read More)

WM featured on Lenscratch

March 16th - via:
Dear Backers, The wonderful Aline Smithson has featured War Memoranda on her far-reaching photography site, Lenscratch. Check it out--and please share widely. The campaign is in its home stretch, and we've got a ways to go.... (Read More)

New Premium: framed Whitman leafprint

March 7th - via:
New Premium! You'll need an HTML5 capable browser to see this content. Play Replay with sound Play with sound 00:00 00:00 Responding to the demand for framed chlorophyll prints of Walt Whitman, we're putting up a new, one-of-a-kind premium today:... (Read More)

This just in!

March 5th - via:
We want to share this with our excellent backers. Spread the good news! 40% raised, 29 days to go. Lots of great premiums still available. Thank you for your support!  (Read More)

War Memoranda tour--and, hey, we've hit 40%!

March 3rd - via:
What a weekend! I hit the road on a Whitman and the Civil War tour and visited with Lt. Col. Troy Marshall, Director of the Virginia Civil War Museum at the New Market Battlefield, then crossed the mountains to the American Civil War Museum in... (Read More)

Casting a leafprint

February 24th - via:
Dear Backers, Just as I sat down to write this update another book order came in and popped us over the $4,000 mark. So we're now 1/3 of the way to our goal! Many thanks. And I've spent much of the day in the studio working on your premiums. I'm... (Read More)

Special limited-time premium offer

February 22nd - via:
Dear Backers, We want to let you know that we've just posted a special one-week premium offer to receive, with the War Memoranda book, a one-of-a-kind chlorophyll print portrait of Walt Whitman made in a mouse ear hosta leaf, cast in resin, and... (Read More)

The campaign has a mascot

February 21st - via:
Dear Supporters, Thanks to our excellent videographer, Brittney Rowe, the War Memoranda Kickstarter campaign now has a mascot. Jojo, a Pomeranian/Chihuahua blend, thanks you for your support.  RS You'll need an HTML5 capable browser to see this... (Read More)

Another milestone!

February 19th - via:
Thanks to you, today we crossed the $3,000 mark, which means we're 25% of the way to our goal! Your response has been gratifying. Thanks, one and all!  RS  (Read More)

We're "recommended"!

February 18th - via:
Thanks again to you, our War Memoranda supporters, and today I note that WM has appeared on the opening page as a "recommended" project. Wow, that's great!  (Read More)

20% funded!

February 17th - via:
It's been just one week and we've raised 20% of our goal, thanks to you, one of 26 WAR MEMORANDA backers. And we're just a few dollars short of the $2,500 mark.  Do you know an art collector interested in daguerreotype photographs? I'm amazed that... (Read More)

We're off and running!

February 16th - via:
Thanks to our first-week backers who have gotten the campaign off to such a good start! Several of you have opted for premiums that include custom artworks like the limited edition "Amulet" broadside and the archival quality print of one of the... (Read More)

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