Friday, July 21, 2017

Animated Stereoscopic Photographic Portrait of President Andrew Johnson (1860's)


Animated stereoscopic photographic portrait of President Andrew Johnson, c. 1860's. By Mathew Brady.

Source: National Archives and Records Administration.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Carte De Visite View of a Busy Street in the Montmartre Section of Paris, France (1865)


Carte de visite view of a busy street in the Montmartre section of Paris, France, c. 1865.

Source: Rijksmuseum.

Sequence of Photographs of Union Army Covered Wagons On The Move Picking Up and Carrying Off Supplies, Ambulances, Horses, an Encampment, and Docked Transport Vessels at Belle Plain Along Potomac Creek in Virginia During the American Civil War (1864)

 

Sequence of photographs of Union Army covered wagons on the move picking up and carrying off supplies, ambulances, horses, an encampment, and docked transport vessels at Belle Plain along Potomac Creek in Virginia during the American Civil War, c. 1864. Two additional photographs show army or civilian teamsters posing for the camera and a darkroom used by the photographer to develop all of the photographs.

These four looped photographs were taken in quick succession with a 4-lens stereoscopic camera and reveal that a time of possibly a few seconds between when the images on the glass negative plate were exposed. A primitive film emerges when they are animated as seen here. They were probably taken by a photographer employed by Mathew Brady.

Source: National Archives and Records Administration.

View of the Parlor of G. Ronnsaville’s House on LaSalle Street in Chicago, Illinois (1800′s)


View of the parlor of G. Ronnsaville’s house on LaSalle Street in Chicago, Illinois, c. 1800′s. By C. Allgeier.

Source: New York Public Library.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Stereoview portrait of an Unidentified Family Said to be Taken Somewhere in Europe (1860′s/1870′s)


Stereoview portrait of an unidentified family said to be taken somewhere in Europe, c. 1860′s/1870′s.

Source: Rijksmuseum.

Stereoview Portrait of a Group Posing in Front of the Palmetto Boarding House after Eating Dinner Said to be Somewhere in California (1800′s)


Stereoview portrait of a group posing in front of the Palmetto Boarding House after eating dinner said to be somewhere in California, c. 1800′s.

Source: New York Public Library.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Copy Negative of a Daguerreotype Portrait of a Woman Identified as Mrs. Clagett (1840′s/1850′s)


Copy negative of a daguerreotype portrait of a woman identified as Mrs. Clagett, c. 1840′s/1850′s. Copy negative taken by Washington, D.C., photographer C.M. Bell in the 1890′s.

Source: Library of Congress.