The American Civil War is well known as the first war in which the Confederate States of America lost a major battle.
It’s also known for many things, like the war’s namesake Dixie Belle, who famously served as the flag bearer for the Union forces during the war.
But what’s not widely known is the history behind her iconic portrait.
The story is so rich, in fact, that it’s worth a whole article in itself.
Dixie’s portrait of herself in 1859 was commissioned by the South Carolina state government, but she died in 1871.
After the war, her family sold the painting to the National Gallery of Art.
The painting was painted by the famous painter Charles Ross, and he chose it as his inspiration for his famous painting “Ragtime.”
Ross was an artist known for his intricate detail, which he applied to all aspects of his works, including paintings, furniture, and even statues.
He used ragtime to portray the war and the people of the South.
In the painting, Ross is holding a pipe, while a soldier is holding an artillery piece.
He also painted the scene of the battle from the perspective of the Union side, as well as the perspective from the Confederate side.
The scene in the painting is captured by the camera’s focus.
The soldier in the foreground is seen with his rifle at the ready, while the other man in the background is seen looking on with a gun in his hand.
Ross also painted portraits of other famous figures, including William Jennings Bryan, James Buchanan, and Benjamin Harrison.
Ross’s painting was sold to the museum in 1873, and the paintings were later displayed for the first time in 1884.
Ross died in 1890, and in 1991 the painting was repainted.
The portrait of Dixie was also used as the backdrop for a children’s movie, “Dixie’s Ragtime.”
That film was released in 1964, and is now one of the most successful films ever made, with over 3.8 billion views.
The movie is a tribute to the Dixie legend and is considered one of cinema’s greatest movies.
The filmmakers made sure to keep the Dixies original, authentic look and look to the modern day.
In a 2015 interview, director Rob Reiner said that he wanted to paint the painting with the exact same brush strokes and color as Ross’ original painting, which was originally painted by William Jennings Bryant in 1857.
“When I painted Dixie, I wanted to match the exact brush strokes, the exact color, and it was very difficult,” Reiner told Entertainment Weekly.
“It’s one of those rare things where, if you paint it exactly, it’s going to look exactly the same.
You can’t go wrong with it.”
Dixie and Ross’ portrait is one of only two original portraits that still exist, and they are both still used as props in popular culture today.
“We did it in the spirit of our love for our country and our love of our family, and we felt we had to do it in a way that we felt would honor our own country and her soldiers,” Reiners wife, actress and model Linda Reiner, told The Hollywood Reporter in a 2014 interview.