Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Portrait of an Unidentified Girl Taken By an Unidentified American Photographer (1850′s/1860′s)


Portrait of an unidentified girl taken by an unidentified American photographer, c. 1850′s/1860′s.

Source: Library of Congress.

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.

Monday, October 29, 2018

Daguerreotype Portrait of 11-Year-Old Elihu Vedder Dressed As a Schoolboy (1847)


Daguerreotype portrait of 11-year-old Elihu Vedder dressed as a schoolboy, c. 1847. He would go on to be a noted American symbolist painter, book illustrator, and poet.

Source: Archives of American Art.

Monday, October 15, 2018

Tintype Portrait of Three Men Smoking Cigars (1880's/1890's)


Tintype portrait of three men smoking cigars, c. 1880-1900.

Rijksmuseum.

Monday, October 1, 2018

Monday, September 24, 2018

Wednesday, September 5, 2018