Thursday, October 30, 2014

Union Soldiers Building Corduroy Road Near Richmond (1862)



Union soldiers building corduroy road near Richmond, June 1862. By David B. Woodbury. Animated stereoscopic photographs.

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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Daguerreotype view of Middle Street in Portland, Maine (1846)


Daguerreotype view of Middle Street in Portland, Maine, 1846.

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Animated Stereoscopic Daguerreotypes of a Man Sitting on a Cliff Overlooking a River


"River Scene with Seated Figure." Animated stereoscopic daguerreotypes of a man sitting on a cliff overlooking a river, c. 1854. By Southworth and Hawes.

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Two Animated Stereoscopic Daguerreotype Portrait of John McAllister



Two animated stereoscopic daguerreotype portrait of John McAllister, Jr., c. 1852.

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Portrait of Two Union Soldiers of the 31st Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Regiment in Camp Near Fort Slocum, Washington, D.C. (1861)


Portrait of two Union soldiers of the 31st Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Regiment in camp near Fort Slocum, Washington, D.C. 1861. Animated stereoscopic photographs.

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Hand-colored Daguerreotype Portrait of Two Blacksmiths at Work


Hand-colored daguerreotype portrait of two blacksmiths at work, c. 1850.

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Monday, October 27, 2014

A Crowd Reading Headlines in Front of the New York Evening Post Building During the Civil War



A crowd of people reading headlines on a billboard in front of the New York Evening Post building in New York City, early 1860's. The newspaper boy visible at the front of the crowd would presumably sell the issue that includes the article titles featured on the billboard. By E. & H. T. Anthony & Company. Animated stereoview.

Photograph Taken at a Party on Independence Day in Philadelphia (1862)


View taken during an Independence Day party in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, July 4, 1862. By Coleman Sellers. Animated stereoview.

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


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

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Three Union Drummer Boys Who Lived Through Nine Civil War Battles Posing in Front of a Building in Fort Harrison, New York City


Three Union drummer boys who lived through nine Civil War battles posing in front of a building in Fort Harrison in New York City. By E. & H. T. Anthony & Company. Animated stereoview.

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Displays and Attendees at the Great Sanitary Fair in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (1864)


Displays and attendees of the Great Sanitary Fair in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, June 1864. Animated stereoview.

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Sunday, October 26, 2014

Union Pickets Cooking a Meal Said to be Taken Near Fredericksburg, Virginia (1862)


Union soldiers cooking a meal said to be taken near Fredericksburg, Virginia, December 9, 1862. Some doubts have been raised by William Frassanito about when and where this and other stereoviews in the series were photographed. Published by Taylor and Huntington. Animated stereoview.

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Union Sailors Posing Next to a Cannon on an Unidentified Gunboat During the Civil War


Union sailors posing next to a cannon on the deck of an unidentified gunboat during the Civil War. Attributed to Mathew Brady. Animated stereoscopic photographs.

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Saturday, October 25, 2014

The Ruins of Postmaster General Montgomery Blair's House Which Was Burned Down by Confederate Forces During a Raid in Silver Spring, Maryland (1864)


A group of men posing in front of the ruins of Postmaster General Montgomery Blair's house which was burned down by Confederate forces during a raid in Silver Spring, Maryland, 1864. By E. & H. T. Anthony & Company. Animated stereoview.

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Italian Officers Posing on the Deck of the Italian Royal Navy Ship Re Galantuomo in New York Harbor (1862)


Italian officers posing on the deck of the Italian Royal Navy ship Re Galantuomo in New York Harbor, 1862. By E. & H. T. Anthony & Company. Animated stereoview.

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Friday, October 24, 2014

Union Soldiers of the 71st Regiment New York State Militia in Square Formation at the Navy Yard (1861)


Union soldiers of the 71st RegimentNew York State Militia in square formation during drilling at the Navy Yard in Washington, D.C., c. 1861.

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Union Soldiers in Skirmish and Regimental Line Formations in Camps in Chattanooga and Washington, D.C.




Two rare views of Union soldiers of the 31st Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Regiment posing in various formations in a camp near Fort Slocum in Washington, D.C., 1862. The men in front look like they are posing in skirmish line formations while the troops in the rear are posing in regimental line formations.

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A similar photograph of unidentified Union troops in skirmish line formation with a regimental line behind it during drilling said to be taken in a camp near Chattanooga, Tennessee, c. 1864. From Miller's Photographic History of the Civil War.

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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Animated Stereoview of Seven Drunk Men Gathered Around a Table Which Was Possibly Commissioned by the Temperance Movement (1874)


"The Drinker's Progress. First Intoxication - Bachelor's Carouse," c. 1874. Possibly commissioned by a church or organization involved with the temperance movement. By G. W. Edmondson.

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Three Union Soldiers Posing on Top of a Signal Tower on Elk Mountain, Maryland (1862)


Three Union soldiers posing on top of a signal tower on Elk Mountain, Maryland, September 1862. By Timothy O'Sullivan. Animated stereoscopic photographs.

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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

View of Spectators on Main Street on the Morning After a Fire in Granville, New York (1873)


View of spectators on Main Street on the morning after a fire in Granville, New York, February 10, 1873. Animated stereoview.

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Animated Stereoscopic Portrait of Confederate General Robert E. Lee (1860's)


Animated stereoscopic portrait of Confederate General Robert E. Lee, c. 1860's. Attributed to Mathew Brady.

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Hand-colored Daguerreotype Portrait of a Sapper From an Unidentified New York Militia Unit Holding an Axe


Hand-colored daguerreotype portrait of a sapper from an unidentified New York militia unit holding an axe, c. 1850. By Abraham Bogardus.

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Union Soldiers Posing in Front of Destroyed Railroad Cars Owned by the Orange and Alexandria Railroad at Manassas Junction, Virginia (1862)


Union soldiers posing in front of destroyed railroad cars owned by the Orange and Alexandria Railroad at Manassas Junction, Virginia, August 1862. By Timothy O'Sullivan. Animated stereoscopic photographs.

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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

View of a Union Artillery Unit Fording Tributary of the Rappahannock River on the Day of the Battle of Cedar Mountain (1862)



View of a Union artillery unit posing for a photograph during their fording of a tributary of the Rappahannock River on the day of the Battle of Cedar Mountain, August 9, 1862. By Timothy O'Sullivan. Animated stereoscopic photographs.

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Stereoscopic Portrait of Theater Actor Charles Parsloe


Portrait of theater actor Charles Parsloe, early 1860's. Attributed to Mathew Brady. Animated stereoscopic photographs.

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Union Troops Transferring Hydrogen Gas From the Balloon Constitution to the Balloon Intrepid in Fair Oaks, Virginia (1862)


Union troops transferring hydrogen gas from the balloon Constitution to the balloon Intrepid in Fair Oaks, Virginia, May 1862. Animated stereoscopic photographs.

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A French Soldier Demonstrating an Austrian Flamethrower Captured on the Italian Front


A French soldier demonstrating an Austrian flamethrower captured on the Italian Front during World War 1. Animated stereoview.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Union Troops Constructing a Bridge Over Rappahannock River in Fauquier Sulphur Springs, Virginia (1862)


Union troops constructing a bridge over north fork of the Rappahannock River in Fauquier Sulphur Springs, Virginia, August 1862. By Timothy O'Sullivan. Animated stereoscopic photographs.

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Market Day View of Vendors on Hanover Street in Carlisle, Pennylvania (1860)


Market day view of vendors on Hanover Street in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, 1860. Attributed to Charles F. Himes. Animated stereoview.

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Union General George Stoneman in Camp at Fair Oaks, Virginia (1862)


Union General George Stoneman in camp at Fair Oaks, Virginia, June 1862. By James F. Gibson. Animated stereoscopic photographs.

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View of Displays and Visitors in the Interior of the 1862 International Exhibition


View of displays and visitors in the interior of the 1862 International Exhibition, also known as the Great London Exposition, a world's fair held in South Kensington, London, 1862. Published by the London Stereoscopic Company. Animated stereoview.

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Friday, October 17, 2014

Animated Stereoscopic Photographs of John Wilkes Booth Reconstructed by Combining Two Carte De Visites


Animated stereoscopic photographs of John Wilkes Booth reconstructed by combining two carte de visites. Probably made from diagonal images on a four or more exposure plate judging from the slight change in elevation from where the photographs were taken. These photos would therefore have probably been made with a camera that had four or more lenses.

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Thursday, October 16, 2014

View of Carriage and Pedestrian Traffic on London Bridge (1896)


View of carriage and pedestrian traffic on London Bridge over the Thames River, London, c. 1896. Published by Strohmeyer and Wyman. Animated stereoview.

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General Orlando Wilcox Posing With His Staff in Camp During the Siege of Petersburg (1864)


Union General Orlando Wilcox of the 3rd Division, IX Corps, posing with his staff in camp during the Siege of Petersburg, 1864. Animated stereoscopic photographs.

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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Correspondent Artist Alfred Waud Sketching a Scene in Devil's Den in the Aftermath of the Battle of Gettysburg (1863)


Correspondent artist Alfred Waud sketching a scene in Devil's Den in the aftermath of the Battle of Gettysburg, 1863. By Timothy O'Sullivan. Animated stereoscopic photographs.

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Union Soldiers Posing in Front of a Bombproof in Fort Burnham


Union soldiers posing in front of a bombproof in Fort Burnham, Virginia, c. 1864. It was known as Fort Harrison when under Confederate control until  it was captured by Union forces in the Battle of Chaffin's Farm on September 29, 1864. Animated stereoscopic photographs.

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Union Soldiers Posing on Fortifications Captured From Confederate Forces in Yorktown, Virginia (1862)


Union soldiers posing on the captured fortifications of a Confederate battery which were reinforced with cotton bales in Yorktown, Virginia, June 1862. Animated stereoscopic photographs.

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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Scene of a Family Group Bowling on Independence Day (1861)


Scene of a family group bowling on Independence Day, July 4, 1861. Attributed to James Hunter. Animated stereoview.

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View of Vulcan Iron Works in Charleston, South Carolina


View of Vulcan Iron Works with numerous carriages and carriage parts in the street in front of it in Charleston, South Carolina, c. 1865. By George Stacy. Animated stereoview.

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Daguerreotype Portrait of Cave Johnson Couts Who Served as a Lieutenant in an American Dragoon Unit During the Mexican-American War


Daguerreotype portrait of Cave Johnson Couts who served as a lieutenant in an American dragoon unit during the Mexican-American War, c. 1840’s.

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