Thursday, April 30, 2015

Daguerreotype View of the South Front of St. Mark’s Basilica, St. Mark’s Clocktower, and the Procuratie in Venice


Daguerreotype view of the south front of St. Mark’s Basilica (right), St. Mark’s Clocktower, and the Procuratie in Venice, c. 1850. By John Ruskin.

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Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Tintype Portrait of a Group of Union Officers of the the 45th Ohio Volunteer Infantry Regiment Smoking Pipes and Cigars and Drinking Wine During the Civil War


Tintype portrait of a group of Union officers of the the 45th Ohio Volunteer Infantry Regiment smoking pipes and cigars and drinking wine during the Civil War.

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Union Soldiers Guarding the Chesterfield Bridge Over the North Anna River in Virginia (1864)


Union soldiers guarding the Chesterfield Bridge over the North Anna River in Virginia, May 23, 1864. By Timothy O'Sullivan. Animated stereoscopic photographs.

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A Group of Union Soldiers and Civilians Posing at Cumberland Landing During the Peninsula Campaign (1862)


A group of Union soldiers and civilians posing at Cumberland Landing during the Peninsula Campaign, May 1862. By James F. Gibson. Animated stereoscopic photographs.

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Friday, April 24, 2015

Union Soldiers of the Cleveland Light Artillery Posing With a Cannon in an Unidentified Camp During the Civil War


Union soldiers of the Cleveland Light Artillery posing with a cannon in an unidentified camp during the Civil War. At least three of the people in uniform appear to be women.

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Union Soldiers Building Fortifications in a Street in Decatur, Alabama (1864)


Union soldiers building fortifications in a street in Decatur, Alabama, 1864. Image from Miller's Photographic History of the Civil War.

Union Soldiers and Civilians Weighing Bread in an Unidentified Camp During the Civil War


Union soldiers and civilians weighing bread in an unidentified camp during the Civil War. From Miller's Photographic History of the Civil War.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

"The Death of Chatterton." Hand-Colored Animated Stereoview Based on the Painting by Henry Wallis (1859)


"The Death of Chatterton." Hand-colored animated stereoview based on the painting by Henry Wallis, 1859. The scene depicts the suicide of 18th century poet Thomas Chatterton. By James Robinson.

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Two Union Officers and Civilians Posing With an American Flag at Blythwood Plantation on Lady's Island, South Carolina, During the Civil War


Two Union officers and civilians posing with an American flag at Blythwood Plantation on Lady's Island near Beaufort, South Carolina, during the Civil War. By Hubbard and Mix. Animated stereoview.

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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Confederate Soldiers Posing on a Ramp Leading From the Sally Port Into the Interior of Fort Barrancas With Two Cannon Barrels Which Are About to be Installed on the Ramparts of the Fort (1861)


Confederate soldiers posing on a ramp leading from the sally port into the interior of Fort Barrancas with two cannon barrels which are about to be installed on the ramparts of the fort in Pensacola, Florida, 1861. By Jay Dearborn Edwards. From Miller's Photographic History of the Civil War.

Sunday, April 19, 2015

French Government Soldiers Taking a Rest From Fighting Near the Church of Saint Jean-Baptiste de Belleville During the Paris Commune in Paris (1871)


French government soldiers taking a rest from fighting near the church of Saint Jean-Baptiste de Belleville during the Paris Commune in Paris, France, 1871.

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Alleged Photograph of Abraham Lincoln and Another Two Men Inspecting Construction of the United States Capitol’s Current Dome in Washington, D.C. (1861)


Alleged photograph of Abraham Lincoln (left) and another two men inspecting the construction of the United States Capitol’s current dome in Washington, D.C., c. 1861. From the collection of Charles F. Thomas, an engineer who helped supervise the installation of the Statue of Freedom on top of the dome. Image from Lincoln in Photographs: An Album of Every Known Pose.

Saturday, April 18, 2015

A Group of Mourners Posing in Front of Abraham Lincoln’s Former Home in the 1840′s Named the Globe Tavern Sometime After Lincoln’s Assassination in Springfield, Illinois (1865)



A group of mourners posing in front of Abraham Lincoln’s former home in the 1840′s named the Globe Tavern sometime after Lincoln’s assassination in Springfield, Illinois, 1865. By Samuel Montague Fasset.

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Ambrotype Portrait of an Unidentified African American Boy During the Civil War


Ambrotype portrait of an unidentified African American boy during the Civil War.

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Photograph Taken During a Political Rally at Which Horace Greeley is Said to be Speaking in St. Charles, Illinois


Photograph taken during a political rally at which Horace Greeley is said to be speaking in St. Charles, Illinois, c. 1860's.

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Tuesday, April 14, 2015

View of Union Soldiers Guarding a Pontoon Bridge Crossing the Potomac River Connecting Virginia With Brunswick, Maryland (1862)


View of Union soldiers guarding a pontoon bridge crossing the Potomac River connecting Virginia, in the foreground, with Berlin (now Brunswick), Maryland, October 1862. The bridge on the right was destroyed by Confederate forces. By Alexander Gardner. Animated stereoscopic photographs.

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Monday, April 13, 2015

Two Scenes of Union Soldiers Posing on Earthworks Near Atlanta, Georgia (1864)



Two scenes of Union soldiers posing on earthworks near Atlanta, Georgia, July 1864. By George Barnard. Animated stereoscopic photographs.

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Portrait of Two Union Telegraph Operators at a Headquarters During the Siege of Petersburg Near Petersburg, Virginia (1864)


Portrait of two Union telegraph operators at a headquarters during the Siege of Petersburg near Petersburg, Virginia, August 1864. By Timothy O'Sullivan. Animated stereoscopic photographs.

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View of a Large Crowd Mourning the Death of President Abraham Lincoln in Court House Square a Few Days After his Assassination in Bloomington, Illinois (1865)


View of a large crowd mourning the death of President Abraham Lincoln in Court House Square a few days after his assassination in Bloomington, Illinois, April 1865. By J. R. Tankersley.

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Sunday, April 12, 2015

View of People Posing in Front of Abraham Lincoln's House Draped in Mourning Sometime After Lincoln's Assassination in Springfield, Illinois (1865)


View of people posing in front of Abraham Lincoln's house draped in mourning sometime after Lincoln's assassination in Springfield, Illinois, 1865. The horse is probably one owned by Lincoln named Old Robin.

Friday, April 10, 2015

Daguerreotype View of the Intersection of State and Main Streets in Rochester, New York (1852)


Daguerreotype view of the intersection of State and Main Streets in Rochester, New York, c. 1852. By Edward Tompkins Whitney.

Alleged Photograph of President Abraham Lincoln and Secretary of State William Seward Posing Aboard the United States Revenue Cutter Wayanda (1864)

The man with the blurred face in the foreground on the right is believed to be Lincoln.

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Alleged photograph of President Abraham Lincoln and Secretary of State William Seward (wearing the white hat) posing aboard the United States Revenue Cutter Wayanda, July 11, 1864. John White, the ship's captain, is sitting in the foreground on the left. By Frank Pulsifer.

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Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Ambrotype Portrait of George Armstrong Custer in Cadet Uniform While a Student at the United States Military Academy at West Point (1860)


Ambrotype portrait of George Armstrong Custer in cadet uniform while a student at the United States Military Academy at West Point, c. 1860.

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A Group of American POWs Taken by the Chinese People’s Volunteer Army Near Kunu, North Korea, During the Korean War (1951)


A group of American POWs taken by the Chinese People’s Volunteer Army near Kunu, North Korea, during the Korean War, 1951.

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President Abraham Lincoln Posing With Union Soldiers of the 5th New York Cavalry Regiment at a Union Camp in Virginia (1862)



President Abraham Lincoln posing with Union soldiers of the 5th New York Cavalry Regiment at a Union camp in Virginia, c. 1862. By O. Pierre Havens. Image from Lincoln in Photographs: An Album of Every Known Pose.

Union Soldiers of the Cassius M. Clay Battalion Posing in Front of the White House in Washington, D.C. (1861)


Union soldiers of the Cassius M. Clay Battalion posing in front of the White House in Washington, D.C., April 29, 1861. Image from Lincoln in Photographs: An Album of Every Known Pose

John Flynn Posing With Abraham Lincoln's Horse Named Old Robin on the Day of Lincoln's Funeral in Springfield, Illinois (1865)


John Flynn posing with Abraham Lincoln's horse named Old Robin on the day of Lincoln's funeral in Springfield, Illinois, May 4, 1865. Flynn had bought Old Robin from Lincoln on January 23, 1861. The unidentified African American man was employed as Flynn's groom. Image from Lincoln in Photographs: An Album of Every Known Pose.

Saturday, April 4, 2015

French Troops With Two Blindfolded German Soldiers Who Were Sent Over to French Lines to Negotiate During the Final Days of World War 1 (1918)


French troops with two blindfolded German soldiers who were sent over to French lines to negotiate during the final days of World War 1, November 1918. Animated stereoview.

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Hand-Colored Animated Daguerreotype Portrait of Henrietta McAllister (1855)


Hand-colored animated daguerreotype portrait of Henrietta McAllister, May 18, 1855.

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View of a Military Band Playing on a Wagon During a Political Rally For a State Senate Candidate in Baton Rouge, Louisiana


View of a military band playing on a wagon during a political rally for a state senate candidate in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, late 1860's. From Miller's Photographic History of the Civil War.

Daguerreotype Portrait of Robert E. Lee and His Son William Henry Fitzhugh Lee (1845)


Daguerreotype portrait of Robert E. Lee and his son William Henry Fitzhugh Lee, c. 1845. Believed to be the earliest known photograph of Robert E. Lee.

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