Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Tintype Portrait of Confederate Cavalrymen Posing in a Camp in Georgia During the American Civil War (1860′s)


Tintype portrait of Confederate cavalrymen and unidentified African American man, possibly a camp servant, posing in a camp in Georgia during the American Civil War, c. 1860′s.

Source: Missouri History Museum.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Two Views of Exhibits in the Interior of Linnaean Hall at the Gettysburg College in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania (1870′s/1880′s)



Two views of exhibits in the interior of Linnaean Hall at the Gettysburg College in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, c. 1870′s/1880′s. By William H. Tipton. From The Pennsylvania College Book 1832-1882 published in 1882.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Portrait of Union Artillerymen of the 1st Illinois Light Artillery Regiment Posing in Their Dining Hall in Camp Smith in Cairo, Illinois (1861)


Portrait of Union artillerymen of the 1st Illinois Light Artillery Regiment posing in their dining hall in Camp Smith in Cairo, Illinois, 1861. The roof of the structure was made from the shell of a decayed sycamore tree. The men are identified from left to right as: George L. Whittier, Wallace Ames, Chauncey R. Crandall, W. L. Southworth. From the book History of Battery "A" First Illinois Light Artillery Volunteers by Charles B. Kimbell originally published in 1899.

Monday, October 2, 2017

Portrait of Ojibwe Chief Hole in the Day (1860′s)


Portrait of Ojibwe chief Hole in the Day, c. 1860′s. By Mathew Brady.

Source: National Archives and Records Administration.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Thursday, August 17, 2017

View Probably Showing Union Army Stables and Corral in Winter During The American Civil War (1860′s)


View probably showing Union Army stables and corral in winter during the American Civil War, location unknown, c. 1860′s. Photos with snow on the ground taken during the war are somewhat rare. Attributed to Mathew Brady.

Source: National Archives and Records Administration.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

British Filmmaker Geoffrey Malins Showing How He Carried Reels of Film While Making Films Covering World War 1 in Belgium and the Vosges Mountains of France (1914-1915)


British filmmaker Geoffrey Malins showing how he carried reels of film while making films covering World War 1 in Belgium and the Vosges Mountains of France, c. 1914-1915. From the book How I Filmed the War A Record of the Extraordinary Experiences of the Man Who Filmed the Great Somme Battles Etc published in 1920.

Carte De Visite Portrait of a Group of Danish Officers Somewhere in Southern Jutland in Denmark During the Second Schleswig War (1864)


Carte de visite portrait of a group of Danish officers somewhere in Southern Jutland in Denmark during the Second Schleswig War, 1864.

Source: Royal Library, Denmark.

Monday, August 14, 2017

Dutch Resistance Members Celebrate at the Moment They Heard of Adolf Hitler’s Death Over the Radio (1945)


Dutch resistance members celebrate at the moment they heard of Adolf Hitler’s death over the radio, May 1945. Originally titled “The very instant that we heard of Hitler’s death on the radio and knew the war was over!” Attributed to Tony van Renterghem.

Source: Rijksmuseum.

People Posing Amidst the Rubble of a Buildings Destroyed by Fire in Salt Lake City, Utah Territory (1883)


People posing amidst the rubble of a buildings destroyed by fire in Salt Lake City, Utah Territory, 1883. By Charles Roscoe Savage.

Source: Harold B. Lee Library.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Copy Negative of a Daguerreotype Portrait of Two Unidentified Women (1840′s/1850′s)


Copy negative of a daguerreotype portrait of two unidentified women, c. 1840′s/1850′s. Copy negative probably taken by Washington, D.C., photographer C.M. Bell in the late 1800's. Originally titled "Anderson."

Source: Library of Congress.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Stereoview of a Group Posing in a Street in Newton, New Jersey (1880)


Stereoview of a group posing in a street in Newton, New Jersey, c. 1880. By Townley's Newton Photo Gallery.

 Source: New York Public Library.

Portrait of an African American Man Posing With One of Union General Ulysses S. Grant’s Horses During the American Civil War (1860′s)


Portrait of an African American man posing with one of Union general Ulysses S. Grant’s horses during the American Civil War, location unknown, c. 1860′s. Attributed to Mathew Brady.

Source: National Archives and Records Administration.

Three Portraits of a Woman Identified as Miss Bradon (1860′s)




Three portraits of a woman identified as Miss Bradon, c. 1860′s. By Mathew Brady.

Source: National Archives and Records Administration.
Source: National Archives and Records Administration.
Source: National Archives and Records Administration.