Saturday, June 22, 2019

View of the Winter Camp of the 2nd Regiment of Cavalry, Massachusetts Volunteers on Ayr Hill in Vienna, Virginia, During the American Civil War (1863-1864)


View of the winter camp of the 2nd Regiment of Cavalry, Massachusetts Volunteers on Ayr Hill in Vienna, Virginia, during the American Civil War, c. 1863-1864. From the book Field, Camp, Hospital and Prison in the Civil War, 1863-1865 by Charles A. Humphreys published in 1918.

Source: California Digital Library.

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Portrait of Union Soldiers of the 39th Illinois Volunteer Infantry Regiment Posing With a Billinghurst Requa Battery Rapid-Fire Gun on Morris Island, South Carolina (1863)


Portrait of Union soldiers of the 39th Illinois Volunteer Infantry Regiment posing with a Billinghurst Requa Battery rapid-fire gun on Morris Island, South Carolina, 1863. The gun was under command of Lieutenant Wheeler and Lieutenant Kingsbury, who are presumably the two officers posing on the left. Probably taken by the photography firm of Haas and Peale. From the book The History of the Thirty-Ninth Regiment Illinois Volunteer Veteran Infantry. (Yates Phalanx.) in the War of the Rebellion. 1861-1865. by Charles M. Clark.

Billinghurst Requa Battery gun Wikipedia entry.

Portrait Dr. Marsh Reading While Sitting in a Wheelchair Taken by British Photographer Henry Maull (1860s/1870s)


Portrait of a man identified as Dr. Marsh reading while sitting in a wheelchair taken by British photographer Henry Maull, c. 1865-1880.

Source: Wellcome Collection.

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Daguerreotype With Multiple Exposures of the Moon Taken With a Telescope Probably by French Photographer Antoine-Fran├žois-Jean Claudet (1840's/1850's)


Daguerreotype with at least 18 exposures of the moon taken with a telescope probably by French photographer Antoine-Fran├žois-Jean Claudet, c. 1846-1852. British photographer John Jabez Edwin Mayall is also credited with taking the daguerreotype.

Source: Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Sunday, March 31, 2019

Saturday, March 16, 2019