Saturday, January 19, 2019

"William Duncan Late in Life, Exhibiting to Friends For Photographing the Canvas, Hammock, Clock, Water Bottle, and Accordion Used By Him On His Voyage to Victoria, British Columbia, in 1856-57."


"William Duncan late in life, exhibiting to friends for photographing the canvas, hammock, clock, water bottle, and accordion used by him on his voyage to Victoria, British Columbia, in 1856-57." Duncan was a British missionary who founded the Tsimshian communities of Metlakatla, British Columbia, and Metlakatla, Alaska. Taken by Sir Henry Solomon Wellcome, c. 1916-1917.

Source: National Archives and Records Administration.
William Duncan's Wikipedia entry.

Saturday, December 29, 2018

Monday, December 17, 2018

Christmas Still Life Stereoview of a Decorated Cross Titled "Christmas Eve" (1860's)


Christmas still life stereoview of a decorated cross titled "Christmas Eve", c. 1860's. By Benjamin Kilburn West.

Source: The J. Paul Getty Museum.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Portrait of American Stage Actor Joseph Jefferson Dressed as Old Rip Van Winkle Taken by Napoleon Sarony (1869)


Portrait of American stage actor Joseph Jefferson dressed as old Rip Van Winkle by Napoleon Sarony, 1869. From an edition of the book Rip Van Winkle A Legend of the Kaatskill Mountains by Washington Irving published in 1871.

Source: Rijksmuseum.