Saturday, February 28, 2015

Two Hand-Colored Tintype Postmortem Portraits of the Mother and Father of Union Soldier John Peter Bailey Posing His Body (1865)

Reuben Bailey with his son John Peter Bailey.

Rebecca Bailey with her son John Peter Bailey.

Two hand-colored tintype postmortem portraits of the mother and father of Union soldier John Peter Bailey from Company F of the 6th Ohio Cavalry posing his body on March 31, 1865. He died at home in Newton Falls, Ohio, from the effects of disease and starvation as a result of his time at the Confederate prison camp in Salisbury, North Carolina. Images from the American Experience documentary called Death and the Civil War.

Many thanks to the West Family blog for all of the additional information.
Find A Grave entry for John Peter Bailey.

Portrait of a Group of Union Cavalrymen in West Virginia During the Civil War (1862)


Portrait of a group of Union cavalrymen in Virginia (now West Virginia) during the Civil War, c. 1862.

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Thursday, February 26, 2015

Union Soldiers and Civilians Posing at Camp Willey on Wheeling Island, Virginia (1862)


Union soldiers and civilians posing at Camp Willey on Wheeling Island, Virginia, 1862.

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An American Soldier Firing a Bazooka at an Axis Target 300 Yards Away Near Lucca, Italy (1944)


An American soldier firing a bazooka at an Axis target 300 away distant near Lucca, Italy, September 7, 1944. Original caption: "This Negro combat patrol advanced three miles north of Lucca (furthermost point occupied by American troops) to contact an enemy machine gun nest. Here a bazooka-man cuts loose at the target some 300 yards distant."

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Union Soldiers of Mott’s Artillery Smoking and Drinking in an Unidentified Camp During the Civil War (1861)


Union soldiers of Mott’s Artillery smoking and drinking in an unidentified camp during the Civil War, 1861.

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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Daguerreotype of Peasants Posing With an Ox-Drawn Wagon in Switzerland (1847)


Daguerreotype of peasants posing with an ox-drawn wagon in Switzerland, c. 1847. By Jean-Gabriel Eynard.

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American Soldiers of the 165th Infantry Regiment Photographed After Marching Across the Franco-German Border During the Occupation of the Rhineland in Wallendorf, Germany (1918)


American soldiers of the 165th Infantry Regiment photographed after marching across the Franco-German border during the Occupation of the Rhineland in Wallendorf, Germany, December 3, 1918.

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Monday, February 23, 2015

Daguerreotype View of a Street Possibly in the Greenpoint Area of Brooklyn, New York City


Daguerreotype view of a street in possibly in the Greenpoint area of Brooklyn, New York City,  c. 1850’s.

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Union Soldiers of Mott’s Artillery Posing With a Cannon During the Civil War (1861)


Union soldiers of Mott’s Artillery posing with a cannon in an unidentified camp during the Civil War, 1861.

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American Troops Posing with a Gatling Gun at Fort McKeen in North Dakota (1880)


Animated stereoview version.

American troops posing with a Gatling gun at Fort McKeen in North Dakota, c. 1880. By F. Jay Haynes.

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Harvard Business School source.
North Dakota state government source.

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Animated Stereoscopic Hand-Colored Daguerreotype Portrait of Agnes Y. McAllister (1853)


Animated stereoscopic hand-colored daguerreotype portrait of Agnes Y. McAllister, December 1853.

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View of an Unidentified Crowd Watching a Naval Review


View of an unidentified crowd watching a naval review, c. 1860's. Possibly taken at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. A monitor warship is possibly visible in the distance on the far right. Attributed to Mathew Brady. Animated stereoscopic photographs.

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Saturday, February 21, 2015

Portrait of Union Brigadier General Edwin Sumner Posing in Front of a Tent in Camp During the Peninsula Campaign in Virginia (1862)


Portrait of Union Brigadier General Edwin Sumner posing in front of a tent in camp during the Peninsula Campaign in Virginia, 1862. Animated stereoscopic photographs.

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A Group of Union Soldiers Posing in Front of a Log Building at City Point, Virginia (1864)


A group of Union soldiers posing in front of a log building at City Point, Virginia, c. 1864. Animated stereoscopic photographs.

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Ambrotype View of People Posing on the Utica & Durhamville Express S.C.C. Steam-Powered Canal Boat and Outside of the C. Peckham & Son Market House and Inn Along the Erie Canal in New York


Ambrotype view of people posing on the Utica & Durhamville Express S.C.C. steam-powered canal boat and outside the C. Peckham & Son market house and inn along the Erie Canal in New York, c. 1850's.

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Hand-Colored Daguerreotype Portrait of the Kamehameha Royal Family of Hawaii (1853)


Hand-colored daguerreotype portrait of the Kamehameha royal family of Hawaii, c. 1853. King Kamehameha III is at center and his wife, Queen Kalama, is to the left of him. The future kings Kamehameha IV and Kamehameha V are at top left and at top right and their sister, Victoria Kamamalu, is on the bottom right. By Hugo Stangenwald.

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Railroad Workers Pointing at Damaged Caused by Artillery Fire on the Steam Locomotive Named Fred Leach During the Civil War


Railroad workers pointing at damage caused by artillery fire on the steam locomotive named Fred Leach during the Civil War. Attributed to Mathew Brady.

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Union Soldiers of the 22nd Regiment New York State Militia Posing in Camp Near Harpers Ferry, Virginia (1862)


Union soldiers of the 22nd Regiment New York State Militia posing in camp near Harpers Ferry, Virginia, c. 1862. Attributed to Mathew Brady.

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Union Officers of the 3rd and 4th Pennsylvania Cavalry Regiments Drinking in Camp at Westover Landing, Virginia (1862)


Union officers of the 3rd and 4th Pennsylvania Cavalry Regiments drinking in camp at Westover Landing, Virginia, August 1862. By Alexander Gardner.

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Friday, February 20, 2015

Daguerreotype Portrait of Three Unidentified Men Wearing Stove Pipe Hats


Daguerreotype portrait of three unidentified men wearing stove pipe hats, c. 1850.

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Union Soldiers Posing in a Captured Confederate Encampment During the Siege of Petersburg Near Petersburg, Virginia (1864)



Union soldiers posing in a captured Confederate encampment during the Siege of Petersburg near Petersburg, Virginia, June 1864. By Timothy O'Sullivan. Animated stereoscopic photographs.

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Union Soldiers of the 7th Regiment New York State Militia Posing in Front of a Tent at Camp Cameron in Washington, D.C. (1861)


Union soldiers of the 7th Regiment New York State Militia posing in front of a tent at Camp Cameron in Washington, D.C., c. 1861. By George Barnard and C. O. Bostwick.

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Union Officers of the 1st Connecticut Heavy Artillery Regiment Posing at Fort Brady, Virginia (1864)


Union officers of the 1st Connecticut Heavy Artillery Regiment posing at Fort Brady, Virginia, 1864. Animated stereoscopic photographs.

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Two Views of Union Soldiers Posing With an Office Wagon Used by the Headquarters of the Army of the Cumberland During the Civil War



Two views of Union soldiers posing with an office wagon used by the headquarters of the Army of the Cumberland at Chattanooga, Tennessee, during the Civil War.

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Monday, February 16, 2015

Animated Hand-Colored Double Exposure Stereoscopic Scene of a Ghost Haunting Two People (1856)


"The Ghost in the Stereoscope." Animated hand-colored double exposure stereoscopic staged scene of a ghost haunting two people, c. 1856. Published by the London Stereoscopic Company. Attributed to Hablot Knight Browne.

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Lines of Policemen Protecting a Pro-Confederate Newspaper Offices From a Pro-Union Mob in San Francisco, California (1861)


Lines of policemen protecting a pro-Confederate newspaper from a pro-Union mob in San Francisco, California, c. 1861.

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Portrait of Two Union Soldiers in Marching Order During the Civil War


Portrait of two Union soldiers in marching order early on in the Civil War. Possibly men of the 7th Regiment New York State Militia at Camp Cameron in Washington, D.C., in 1861. Attributed to Mathew Brady. Animated stereoscopic photographs.

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Sunday, February 15, 2015

The Body of a Young Confederate Soldier in a Trench in Fort Mahone During the Siege of Petersburg Near Petersburg, Virginia (1865)


The body of a young Confederate soldier in a trench in Fort Mahone who was killed during the final days of the Siege of Petersburg near Petersburg, Virginia, April 3, 1865. By Thomas C. Roche. Animated stereoview.

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A Union Soldier Posing in the Barrel of a Cannon at Battery Rodgers in Arlington, Virginia, During the Civil War


A Union soldier posing in the barrel of a cannon at Battery Rodgers in Arlington, Virginia, during the Civil War.

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View of Egbert Guy Fowx or an Assistant Developing a Photograph in a Mobile Darkroom in Richmond, Virginia (1865)


View of Egbert Guy Fowx or an assistant developing a photograph in a mobile darkroom with a pontoon bridge and downtown Richmond in the background in Richmond, Virginia, c. 1865.

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Friday, February 13, 2015

Union Soldiers of the Independent Battery B, Pennsylvania Light Artillery Posing With Their Guns on the Antietam Battlefield Shortly After the Battle There Near Sharpsburg, Maryland (1862)


Union soldiers of the Independent Battery B, Pennsylvania Light Artillery posing with their guns on the Antietam battlefield shortly after the battle there near Sharpsburg Maryland, September 20, 1862. By Alexander Gardner. Animated stereoscopic photographs.

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Thursday, February 12, 2015

Two Union Officers and Two Other Unidentified Men Posing in Front of a Tent During the Civil War


"Captains Jane and Clark." Two Union officers and two other unidentified men posing in front of a tent during the Civil War. Animated stereoscopic photographs.

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British Army Soldiers of the 86th (Royal County Down) Regiment of Foot Posing With Their Regimental Colors and Bearskin Chair at Curragh Camp in County Kildare, Ireland (1861)


British Army soldiers of the 86th (Royal County Down) Regiment of Foot posing with their regimental colors and bearskin chair at Curragh Camp in County Kildare, Ireland, 1861. By Edward Dyne Fenton.

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Instantaneous View of Market Street on a Market Day in Wilmington, Delaware (1863)


Instantaneous view of Market Street on a market day in Wilmington, Delaware, c. 1863. Animated stereoview.

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Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Union Colonel William W. Averell of the 3rd Pennsylvania Cavalry Regiment and His Staff at Westover Landing, Virginia (1862)


Union Colonel William W. Averell (second from left) of the 3rd Pennsylvania Cavalry Regiment and his staff at Westover Landing, Virginia, August 1862. By Alexander Gardner. Animated stereoscopic photographs.

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The Band of the Grenadier Guards at Curragh Camp in County Kildare, Ireland (1861)


The band of the Grenadier Guards, a British Army infantry regiment at Curragh Camp in County Kildare, Ireland, 1861. Attributed to Edward Dyne Fenton.

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Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Three Union Soldiers and Two African American Camp Servant Boys Posing in Front of a Tent During the Civil War


Three Union soldiers and two African American camp servant boys posing in front of a tent in an unidentified camp during the Civil War. Attributed to Mathew Brady. Animated stereoscopic photographs.

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French Cavalrymen of the Cent-Gardes Squadron at Camp Châlons, France (1857)


French cavalrymen of the Cent-gardes Squadron at Camp Châlons, France, 1857. By Gustave Le Gray.

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A Group of Wide Awake Marchers Posing With Their Lanterns (1861)


A group of Wide Awake marchers posing with their lanterns, 1861.

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Time-Lapse View of Union Wharves and Supply Boats at City Point, Virginia, Shortly After the Explosion of a Large Amount of Ordnance Which was Sparked by a Confederate Saboteur (1864)


Time-lapse view of Union wharves and supply boats at City Point, Virginia, shortly after the explosion of a large amount of ordnance which was sparked by a Confederate saboteur, August 1864. By Timothy O'Sullivan.

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