Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Daguerreotype View of the Launch of the First-Rate 131-Gun HMS Marlborough in Portsmouth, England (1855)


Daguerreotype view of the launch of the first-rate 131-gun HMS Marlborough in Portsmouth, England, July 31, 1855. By British photographer Thomas Richard Williams.

Source: Rijksmuseum.

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Portrait of Colour Sergeant J. Mullins Posing With a Cased Photograph and Sword While Serving With the Royal Marine Artillery (1858)


Portrait of Colour Sergeant J. Mullins posing with a cased photograph and sword while serving with the Royal Marine Artillery, 1858. From an issue of Black and White Budget published in 1900.

Saturday, August 11, 2018

“Lady Exhibitors at the Crystal Palace Cat Show” (1901)


“Lady exhibitors at the Crystal Palace Cat Show.” Photograph taken by Russell and Sons at the Crystal Palace in London, England, c. 1901. From an issue of Black and White Budget.

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Mugshot of a Russian Convict Serving a Life Sentence Working in a Mine in Siberia, Russia (1901)


Mugshot of a Russian convict serving a life sentence working in a mine in Siberia, c. 1901. From an issue of Black and White Budget.

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Photograph Said to Be Taken During a Slave Auction in the Cheapside Area of Lexington, Kentucky (1862)


Photograph said to be taken during a slave auction in the Cheapside area of Lexington, Kentucky, c. 1861-1862. The man standing on a platform in the center waving his arms looks as though he is an auctioneer. The bovine in the left background might suggest that the photo actually depicts a livestock auction, although Cheapside was the location of a slave market in the period. Originally published in the book Slavery Times in Kentucky by John Winston Coleman.

Source: New York Public Library.
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