Friday, May 27, 2016

Animated Stereoscopic Portrait of Swedish Soprano Christine Nilsson (1874)


Animated stereoscopic portrait of Swedish soprano Christine Nilsson, February 1874. By Jeremiah Gurney.

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Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Daguerreotype Portrait of Second Lieutenant Ulysses S. Grant Taken in Bethel, Ohio, Shortly After His Graduation From the United States Military Academy at West Point (1843)


Daguerreotype portrait of Second Lieutenant Ulysses S. Grant taken in Bethel, Ohio, shortly after his graduation from the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York, 1843.

Thursday, May 12, 2016

A Young Woman Demonstrating an Electrophone With Which She Could Listen to Live Entertainment Such as Plays and Concerts Over the Telephone Line (1901)


A young woman demonstrating an electrophone with which she could listen to live entertainment such as plays and concerts over the telephone line, 1901. By Foulsham and Banfield. From the March 30, 1901 issue of Black and White Budget.

Engraving of a Possibly Lost Tintype Portrait of Union Soldiers Posing With at Last 30 Confederate Flags They Captured at the Battle of Sailor’s Creek in Virginia (1865)


Engraving of a possibly lost tintype portrait of Union soldiers posing with at least 30 Confederate flags they captured at the Battle of Sailor’s Creek in Virginia, April 1865. Most, if not all of the soldiers photographed here were awarded the Medal of Honor for their achievement of capturing an enemy flag. From the book Uncle Sam's Medal of Honor Some of the Noble Deeds For Which the Medal Has Been Awarded, Described by Those Who Have Won It, 1861-1886.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Monday, May 2, 2016