Sunday, August 31, 2014

A Group of Men Posing in Front of a House Damaged by Artillery Fire During the Battle of Fort Stevens (1864)



A group of Union soldiers and civilians (at least two wearing badges) posing in front of a house damaged by artillery fire during the Battle of Fort Stevens in Washington, D.C., 1864. Animated stereoscopic photographs.

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Monday, August 25, 2014

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Second View of a Union Soldier of the 31st Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Regiment Posing With His Family Near Fort Slocum in Washington, D.C. (1861)


Second and more widely known view of a Union soldier from the 31st Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Regiment posing with his family in front of a tent as a few comrades are seen posing in the background which was taken in a camp near Fort Slocum in Washington, D.C., 1861. Animated stereoscopic photographs.

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A Union Soldier With a Bayoneted Musket Posing in Front of a Cannon


"Pvt. T.H.P. Inslee." A Union soldier with a bayoneted musket posing in front of a cannon during the Civil War. Animated stereoscopic photographs.

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Monday, August 18, 2014

Second View of Japanese Troops Killed in an Assault on a Russian Fort During the Siege of Port Arthur (1904)


Russian soldiers posing with Japanese troops killed in an assault on a Russian fort during the Siege of Port Arthur, 1904. Animated stereoview.

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Russian Soldiers Burying the Bodies of Japanese Troops in a Trench During the Siege of Port Arthur (1904)


Russian soldiers burying the bodies of Japanese troops in a trench inside of the Russian-held fort that they had assaulted during the Siege of Port Arthur, 1904. By Underwood & Underwood. Animated stereoview.

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A Japanese Mine Exploding Under the Defenses of a Russian-held Fort on East Kikwan Hill During the Siege of Port Arthur (1904)



Photograph of a Japanese mine exploding under the defenses of a Russian-held fort on East Kikwan Hill during the Siege of Port Arthur, 1904. Probably the first photograph of a mine explosion during a conflict. The second photograph is of Japanese infantry assaulting the same Russian fort and was probably taken soon after the mine exploded.

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Sunday, August 17, 2014

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Métis Drivers Posing With Their Ox Carts


"Ox carts, from Pembina, on Red River, 600 miles north of St. Paul." Métis drivers posing with their ox-drawn carts, c. 1870. Animated stereoview.

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Monday, August 11, 2014

A Dead Confederate Soldier Killed in the Slaughter Pen During the Battle of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania (1863)


A dead Confederate soldier with a large head wound who was killed in the area known as the Slaughter Pen during the Battle of Gettysburg, July 1863. By James F. Gibson. Animated stereoscopic photographs.

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Two Views of Union Topographical Engineers Posing in Camp Near Yorktown, Virginia (1862)



Two views of Union topographical engineers posing in camp near Yorktown, Virginia, 1862. By James F. Gibson. Animated stereoscopic photographs.

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Saturday, August 9, 2014

Friday, August 8, 2014

A Group of Union Soldiers Who Worked as Servants for Officers Posing in Camp Winfield Scott Near Yorktown, Virginia (1862)


A group of Union soldiers known as the "beef-killers" who worked as servants for officers in Camp Winfield Scott near Yorktown, Virginia, May 3, 1862. By James F. Gibson. Animated stereoscopic photographs.

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Thursday, August 7, 2014

Refugees of the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake Posing in Front of their Makeshift Shelter



Refugees of the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake posing in front of their makeshift shelter which displays signs they made making light of their situation. Animated stereoview.

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African American Men Sitting in Ambulances at City Point, Virginia (1863)



A group of African American men, probably drivers, sitting in ambulance wagons at City Point, Virginia, 1863. Animated stereoscopic photographs.

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Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Union Soldiers Dining in a Clearing in Beaufort, South Carolina (1862)



Union soldiers dining in a clearing with African American servants waiting on them in Beaufort, South Carolina, April 1862. By Timothy O'Sullivan. Animated stereoscopic photographs.

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Monday, August 4, 2014

Union Officers From Company E of the 93rd New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment Dining in Camp in Bealeton, Virginia (1863)


Union officers from Company E of the 93rd New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment dining in camp in Bealeton, Virginia, August 1863. By  Animated stereoscopic photographs.

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Bounty Brokers Looking for Men to Enlist in Front of a Recruitment Office for the U.S. Navy


A group of bounty brokers looking for men to enlist posing in front of a recruitment office for the U.S. Navy. The two men with badges might be members of local or military policemen looking for bounty jumpers. Published by E. & H. T. Anthony & Company. Animated stereoview.

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Saturday, August 2, 2014

A Group of African American Men Repairing Railroad Tracks Near Murfreesboro, Tennessee (1863)


A group of African American men repairing railroad tracks shortly after the Battle of Stones River near Murfreesboro, Tennessee, 1863. Animated stereoscopic photographs.

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Friday, August 1, 2014

African American Union Soldiers Guarding a Section of Union Siege Line Fortifications During the Siege of Petersburg Near Petersburg, Virginia (1864)


View of mostly African American Union soldiers guarding a section of Union siege line fortifications during the Siege of Petersburg near Petersburg, Virginia, August 7, 1864. A number of them are looking towards what are probably Confederate lines in the background. By Timothy O'Sullivan. Animated stereoscopic photographs.

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A Reunion of Union Soldiers Who Had Been Incarcerated in Confederate Prison Camps


A reunion of former Union POWs who had been incarcerated in the Confederate prison camps of Andersonville Prison, Libby Prison, Florence Stockade, and Belle Isle Prison. Possibly taken in 1884 during the 18th National Encampment of the Grand Army of the Republic in Minneapolis. By Daniel W. Webb. Animated stereoview.

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The Burial of Crewmen Who Died in the Sinking of the USS Maine in Arlington Cemetery, Virginia (1899)


The burial of crewmen who died in the sinking of the USS Maine in Arlington Cemetery, Virginia, 1899. Animated stereoview.

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Union Soldiers of the 93rd New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment in Bealeton, Virginia (1863)



Union soldiers of the 93rd New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment in camp in Bealeton, Virginia, 1863. By Timothy O'Sullivan. Animated stereoscopic photographs.

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French Princes Serving in the Union Army Playing Dominoes at Camp Winfield Scott in Yorktown (1862)


Two Union officers who were also members of French royalty Prince Robert (Duke of Chartres, far left) and Prince Philippe (Count of Paris, center) playing dominoes with friends at Camp Winfield Scott in Yorktown, Virginia, 1862. Their uncle, François d’Orléans (Prince of Joinville), is sitting on the far right wearing checkered pants. By James F. Gibson. Animated stereoscopic photographs.

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