Thursday, December 18, 2014

Daguerreotype View of the Fontaine Des Innocents in Paris (1855)


Daguerreotype view of the Fontaine des Innocents in Paris, France, c. 1855. Attributed to Jean Baptiste Louis Gros.

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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Two Photographs Said to Show Union Guards Posing With Confederate POWs Wearing Barrels as Punishment During the Civil War in the Union Prison Camp at Point Lookout, Maryland



Two photographs said to show Union guards posing with Confederate POWs undergoing barrel shirt punishment during the Civil War in the Union prison camp at Point Lookout, Maryland. The two signs attached to them in the second photograph read “vagabond” and “thief.” By Morrow.

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Portrait of Union Major William M. Gregg of the 23rd New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment in a Tent During the Civil War


Portrait of Union Major William M. Gregg of the 23rd New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment posing at a desk in a tent in an unidentified camp during the Civil War. Animated stereoscopic photographs.

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Portrait of Colonel Henry C. Hoffman of the 23rd New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment Posing in a Tent During the Civil War


Portrait of Colonel Henry C. Hoffman of the 23rd New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment posing at a desk in a tent in an unidentified camp during the Civil War.

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Union Soldiers From Company M of the 4th Michigan Volunteer Infantry Regiment Posing in an Unidentified Camp


Union soldiers from Company M of the 4th Michigan Volunteer Infantry Regiment posing in front of a tent in an unidentified camp during the Civil War. Animated stereoscopic photographs.

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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Union Soldiers of the 29th Connecticut Volunteer Infantry Regiment Standing at Attention in Beaufort, South Carolina (1864)


Union soldiers of the 29th Connecticut Volunteer Infantry Regiment standing at attention in Beaufort, South Carolina, 1864. By Samuel A. Cooley. Animated stereoscopic photographs.

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Union Generals J.H. Hobart Ward and Gershom Mott Posing With Other Officers in Culpeper, Virginia (1863)


Union generals John Henry Hobart Ward and Gershom Mott and colonels William R. Brewster, John S. Austin, and John Egbert Farnum posing in front of a tent in a camp in Culpeper, Virginia, October 1863. By Timothy O'Sullivan. Animated stereoscopic photographs.

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Sunday, December 14, 2014

Daguerreotype Portrait of a 103-Year-Old Woman Named "Aunty Moser." Possibly the Oldest Person Ever Photographed (1852)


Daguerreotype portrait of a 103-year-old woman named “Aunty Moser,” November 27, 1852. If the attached date that the daguerreotype was taken and her age are correct, she could possibly be the earliest born person to be photographed.

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