The Corcoran was eye opening in the respect to how war continues to affect soldier off of the battle field. One of the more haunting pictures was of the soldier and his wife on their wedding day. The soldier’s mauled face and arms angle towards his wife who, with a grimace on her face, looks past the camera. There are a lot of things that she could be feeling about the situation-the man she loved survived war, he is here with her getting married- or it could be something less than romantic. The woman could be thinking about what could have been, how her husband could have retained his unblemished body. While it sounds like a shallow thought, it is also a rational one. the woman did not ask for any of this, and neither did her husband, but the unfortunate reality is that now he has suffered horrible disfigurement. It shows how the conflicts of war travel like a disease, and plague those who are at home.