Painting reminds public not to forget


Woody Joslin, left, of Maplewood, and painter Alex T. Ross, of New Orleans, La. unveil a portrait of Joslin’s great grandpa Civil War veteran Byron Joslin. The unveiling took place in the Monumental Building Sunday, April 9. The painting will be hung on the wall behind where Joslin is standing. Joslin was the last surviving Shelby County resident that fought in the Civil War. He died in 1943. The idea for the painting was presented to the Monumental Building trustees by trustee secretary Bill Ross. The trustees agreed to having the painting made. The Ross family funded the painting with help from the trustees. Joslin was active in veteran’s affairs. He used to read General Logan’s Orders for Shelby County Memorial Day services. The painting is a composite of different images. Joslin is depicted in front of the Civil War memorial tablets on the back wall talking to a girl about the proud heritage of Shelby County residents who served in the Civil War. The painting is titled “Polishing Their Memory.” Joslin was said by Ross to take pride in polishing a dedication marker located at the Monumental Building.


Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

The painting.


Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Woody Joslin, left, of Maplewood, and painter Alex T. Ross, of New Orleans, La. unveil a portrait of Joslin’s great grandpa Civil War veteran Byron Joslin. The unveiling took place in the Monumental Building Sunday, April 9. The painting will be hung on the wall behind where Joslin is standing. Joslin was the last surviving Shelby County resident that fought in the Civil War. He died in 1943. The idea for the painting was presented to the Monumental Building trustees by trustee secretary Bill Ross. The trustees agreed to having the painting made. The Ross family funded the painting with help from the trustees. Joslin was active in veteran’s affairs. He used to read General Logan’s Orders for Shelby County Memorial Day services. The painting is a composite of different images. Joslin is depicted in front of the Civil War memorial tablets on the back wall talking to a girl about the proud heritage of Shelby County residents who served in the Civil War. The painting is titled “Polishing Their Memory.” Joslin was said by Ross to take pride in polishing a dedication marker located at the Monumental Building.

The painting.

Woody Joslin, left, of Maplewood, and painter Alex T. Ross, of New Orleans, La. unveil a portrait of Joslin’s great grandpa Civil War veteran Byron Joslin. The unveiling took place in the Monumental Building Sunday, April 9. The painting will be hung on the wall behind where Joslin is standing. Joslin was the last surviving Shelby County resident that fought in the Civil War. He died in 1943. The idea for the painting was presented to the Monumental Building trustees by trustee secretary Bill Ross. The trustees agreed to having the painting made. The Ross family funded the painting with help from the trustees. Joslin was active in veteran’s affairs. He used to read General Logan’s Orders for Shelby County Memorial Day services. The painting is a composite of different images. Joslin is depicted in front of the Civil War memorial tablets on the back wall talking to a girl about the proud heritage of Shelby County residents who served in the Civil War. The painting is titled “Polishing Their Memory.” Joslin was said by Ross to take pride in polishing a dedication marker located at the Monumental Building.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2017/04/web1_SDN041217CivilWarPaint.jpgWoody Joslin, left, of Maplewood, and painter Alex T. Ross, of New Orleans, La. unveil a portrait of Joslin’s great grandpa Civil War veteran Byron Joslin. The unveiling took place in the Monumental Building Sunday, April 9. The painting will be hung on the wall behind where Joslin is standing. Joslin was the last surviving Shelby County resident that fought in the Civil War. He died in 1943. The idea for the painting was presented to the Monumental Building trustees by trustee secretary Bill Ross. The trustees agreed to having the painting made. The Ross family funded the painting with help from the trustees. Joslin was active in veteran’s affairs. He used to read General Logan’s Orders for Shelby County Memorial Day services. The painting is a composite of different images. Joslin is depicted in front of the Civil War memorial tablets on the back wall talking to a girl about the proud heritage of Shelby County residents who served in the Civil War. The painting is titled “Polishing Their Memory.” Joslin was said by Ross to take pride in polishing a dedication marker located at the Monumental Building. Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

The painting.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2017/04/web1_SDN041217CivilWarPaint2.jpgThe painting. Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News