Sunday, August 30, 2015

Daguerreotype Portrait of an Unidentified Man Believed to be a Hawaiian Missionary With His Hand on the Hiram Bingham Book “A Residence of Twenty-One Years in the Sandwich Islands”


Daguerreotype portrait of an unidentified man believed to be a Hawaiian missionary with his hand on the Hiram Bingham book “A Residence of Twenty-One Years in the Sandwich Islands,” c. 1850.

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Saturday, August 29, 2015

Two Views of People Playing Baseball at Central Park in New York City (1860's)



Two views of people playing baseball at Central Park in New York City, c. 1860's. Numerous players and spectators are visible and possibly two games are being played. By Charles Warren Woodward or Gustavus W. Pach. Animated stereoviews.

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Thursday, August 27, 2015

A Group of Men Posing in Front of a Public School Under Construction in Leavenworth, Kansas (1867)


A group of men posing in front of a public school under construction in Leavenworth, Kansas, 1867. By Alexander Gardner.

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View of Union Troops Building a Pontoon Bridge Over the Port Royal Sound in Beaufort, South Carolina (1862)


View of Union troops building a pontoon bridge over the Port Royal Sound in Beaufort, South Carolina, March 1862. By Timothy O'Sullivan. Animated stereoview.

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Sunday, August 23, 2015

View of Traffic on Turnpike Bridge in Lawrence, Kansas (1867)


View of traffic on Turnpike Bridge in Lawrence, Kansas, 1867. The darkroom used to develop this photograph is possibly visible on the back of the wagon on the left. By Alexander Gardner. Animated stereoview.

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Friday, August 21, 2015

View of a Crowd Gathered to Watch the Execution by Hanging of John Presswood, Jr. in Smithville, Tennessee (1872)


View of a crowd gathered to watch the execution by hanging of John Presswood, Jr. in Smithville, Tennessee, 1872. Presswood had confessed to murdering Rachel Fowler Billings with an axe.

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Three Men Posing in Front of a Tent Serving as a Photography Studio During the Civil War


Three men posing in front of a tent serving as a photography studio at an unknown location during the Civil War. Attributed to Mathew Brady.

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A Serbian Soldier Posing With the Arm of a Man Wounded by a Austro-Hungarian Dum-Dum Bullet During World War 1


A Serbian soldier posing with the arm of a man, probably a soldier, wounded by a Austro-Hungarian dum-dum bullet during World War 1.

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Sunday, August 16, 2015

Union Soldiers of the Boston Light Artillery Posing With Their Guns in a Fortified Battery Overlooking the Thomas Viaduct in Elkridge, Maryland (1861)


Union soldiers of the Boston Light Artillery posing with their guns in a fortified battery overlooking the Thomas Viaduct in Elkridge, Maryland, 1861. The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad ran across the viaduct which was part of the only railroad connection into Washington, D.C., during the Civil War.

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Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Monday, August 10, 2015

Recently Uncovered Photograph of the Smithsonian Castle Under Construction in Washington, D.C. (1850)


Recently uncovered photograph of the Smithsonian Castle under construction in Washington, D.C., June/July 1850. Believed to be the earliest photograph of the Smithsonian Castle. By the Langenheim brothers.

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Hand-Colored Ambrotype Portrait of a Group of Firemen Posing With a Mobile Fire Hose on Meiggs Wharf in San Francisco, California


Hand-colored ambrotype portrait of a group of firemen posing with a mobile fire hose on Meiggs Wharf in San Francisco, California, c. 1850's.

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Daguerreotype View of a Line of Red River Ox Carts on Main Street in Minneapolis, Minnesota (1854)


Daguerreotype view of a line of Red River ox carts on Main Street with St. Anthony Falls in the background in Minneapolis, Minnesota, c. 1854.

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Portrait of an Unidentified Shakespearean Actor in Costume


Portrait of an unidentified Shakespearean actor in costume, c. 1860′s. Attributed to Mathew Brady.

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Saturday, August 8, 2015

Animated Stereoscopic Portrait of American Actress Lotta Crabtree


Animated stereoscopic portrait of American actress Lotta Crabtree, c. 1860's. Published by Sarony.

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Two Portraits of Union Soldiers From the Color Guard of the 7th Regiment New York State Militia Posing With the Unit’s Regimental and National Colors at Camp Cameron in Washington, D.C. (1861)



Two portraits of Union soldiers of the color guard of the 7th Regiment New York State Militia posing with the unit’s regimental and national colors at Camp Cameron in Washington, D.C., 1861. Attributed to Mathew Brady.

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British Military Personnel Inspecting the Wreckage of a Crashed German Zeppelin During World War 1


British military personnel inspecting the wreckage of a crashed German Zeppelin during World War 1.

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Sunday, August 2, 2015