Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Film-like Sequence of Seven Photographs of John Wilkes Booth (1861)



Film-like sequence of seven photographs of John Wilkes Booth (center) posing with two unidentified men, 1861. The photos were possibly meant to be used as promotional material for an unknown theatrical production.

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Monday, September 29, 2014

Union Cavalry Officers Serving With William Averell at Westover Landing, Virginia (1862)


Union cavalry officers Lieutenant Wright and Lieutenant John W. Ford posing in camp while serving with Union cavalry commander William Averell at Westover Landing, Virginia, August 1862. Animated stereoscopic photographs. By Alexander Gardner.

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Sunday, September 28, 2014

View of the USS Pensacola in Alexandria, Virginia (1861)


View of the Union Navy screw steamer USS Pensacola in the background and a number of civilians posing in and around smaller vessels in the foreground in Alexandria, Virginia, 1861. By James F. Gibson. Animated stereoscopic photographs.

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Union Soldiers Wounded During the Wilderness Campaign at a Hospital in Fredericksburg (1864)


Union soldiers from Kearney’s Division who were wounded during the Wilderness Campaign receiving treatment at a field hospital in Fredericksburg, 1864. By James Gardner. Animated stereoscopic photographs.

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A Union Officer and Three Civilians Posing in Front of Photographer's Tent in a Camp Near Yorktown, Virginia (1862)


A Union officer and three civilians posing in front of photographer's tent in a camp near Yorktown, Virginia, May 1862. By James F. Gibson. Animated stereoscopic photographs.

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Saturday, September 27, 2014

Union Navy Officers Posing in Front of the Turret on the Deck of the USS Monitor on the James River, Virginia (1862)


Union Navy officers posing on deck in front of the turret of the USS Monitor on the James River, Virginia, July 9, 1862. A group of Union sailors are also visible on top of the turret. By James Gibson. Animated stereoscopic photographs.

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African American Wait Staff Posing in a Banquet Hall at the Great Sanitary Fair in Philadelphia (1864)


African American men, probably wait staff, posing in a banquet hall at the Great Sanitary Fair in Philadelphia, June 1864. Animated stereoview.

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A Union Soldier Posing in Front of a House Damaged by Artillery Fire During the Battle of Fort Stevens in Washington, D.C. (1864)


A Union soldier posing in front of a house which was damaged by artillery fire during the Battle of Fort Stevens in Washington, D.C., 1864. Animated stereoscopic photographs.

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Animated Stereoscopic Daguerreotype View of a Section of the Egyptian Court at the Crystal Palace in Sydenham, London (1855)


Animated stereoscopic daguerreotype view of a section of the Egyptian Court at the Crystal Palace in Sydenham, London, 1855. By Negretti and Zambra.

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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Monday, September 22, 2014

Irish Soldiers of the Royal Munster Fusiliers Posing as if Fighting From Behind a Redoubt at Honey Nest Kloof, South Africa (1900)


Irish soldiers of the Royal Munster Fusiliers posing as if fighting Boer forces from behind a redoubt at Honey Nest Kloof, South Africa, c. 1900.

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Union Soldiers Salvaging the Confederate Gunboat CSS Drewry on the James River Near the Dutch Gap Canal (1865)



Union soldiers salvaging the sunken Confederate gunboat CSS Drewry (right) on the James River near the Dutch Gap Canal, Virginia, 1865. The boat was sunk by Union artillery fire from the 1st Connecticut Heavy Artillery Regiment. Animated stereoscopic photographs.

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Sunday, September 21, 2014

Captain Raphael Semmes Posing on the Deck of the CSS Alabama (1863)


Commanding officer of the Confederate commerce raider CSS Alabama, Captain Raphael Semmes, posing on the ship's deck off the coast of Cape Town, South Africa, August 1863. Animated stereoview.

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Sunday, September 14, 2014

Animated Stereoscopic Daguerreotypes of a Group of Servants Who Worked for Jean-Gabriel Eynard (1852)


Animated stereoscopic daguerreotypes of a group of servants who worked for Jean-Gabriel Eynard posing in front of a house probably in Switzerland, c. 1852. By Jean-Gabriel Eynard.

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Friday, September 12, 2014

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Time-lapse Calotype Photographs of Henry Cockburn, His Family, and David Octavius Hill at Bonaly Tower


Time-lapse calotype photographs of Henry Cockburn, his family, and David Octavius Hill at Bonaly Tower in Edinburgh, Scotland, c. 1845. By David Octavius Hill and Robert Adamson.

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Sailors Posing on the Deck of an Unidentified Union Warship


Sailors posing on the deck of an unidentified Union warship during the Civil War, early 1860's. Attributed to George Harper Houghton. Animated stereoview.

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Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

A Reviewing Stand Seating a Crowd of Spectators Next to the Treasury Building During the Grand Review of the Armies (1865)


A reviewing stand seating a crowd of spectators located next to the Treasury Building during the Grand Review of the Armies, Washington, D.C., May 1865. Attributed to Mathew Brady. Animated stereoscopic photographs.

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