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Learn the Real Stories

Woman with fingers in her ears and lips pursed : black and white photoprint. Text: Contains Game Spoilers. A late middle-aged caucasian male with beard and moustache. He wears a three piece suit that appears too large. He is balding and his hands indicate years of manual labor. His left elbow is propped on a studio chair. A young caucasian male wearing a three piece suit and holding a cane. He sports a moustache and prominently displayed watch chain. A middle-aged man of African descent. His clothes are ragged and torn, especially at the knee. In his left hand, he holds a textile. His hands indicate years of manual labor. There appears to be a scar or growth on his upper lip. A caucasian woman in her early twenties. The very fashionable dress, hairstyle, and jewelry indicate that her family was wealthy. She looks comfortable posing for a portrait, suggesting she's possibly had other portraits made. A woman of African descent, in her mid-twenties. Her dress is well-made and stylish. She may even be wearing a hoop under her skirt which was very fashionable at the time. A middle-aged caucasian female wearing a delicate lace color with a dark dress. Her very narrow waist indicates she is wearing a corset. She appears to be slightly smiling. The name Barton is handwritten above her head. An elderly female of African descent. She wears a light colored shawl and cap. She is seated in a photography studio's parlor setting. Her slogan and name appear below her image. Randall studio in Detroit sold this carte de visite. A late middle-aged caucasian female wearing glasses. The lips, cheeks, and jewelry are hand tinted. Soft vignetting at the bottom focuses attention to her face and jewelry. Her dress buttons up the front and has a small lace collar. An elderly male wearing a light colored wide-brimmed hat. He wears a three piece suit with an open collar and loosened tie. The informality of his posture and his distant gaze suggest an artistic/creative personality. A caucasian man in his thirties. Wearing a Confederate States of America uniform. His sword and uniform indicate he was an officer. There is a painted backdrop and a head brace visible behind him. The brace held his head still during the long exposure time needed to take the picture. A young caucasian male, in his mid-twenties, wearing a Union Army uniform. The stripes on his sleeves indicate he is a Sergeant. There is a painted backdrop and a head brace visible behind him. The brace held his head still during the long exposure time needed to take the picture. Ripped Apart was based on real stories. To learn the stories behind each character, unlock the Real Stories Page by clicking on the CdV of Thomas O'Brien.