Saturday, December 16, 2017

Carte De Visite Portrait of Pope Pius IX (1860′s/1870′s)


Carte de visite portrait of Pope Pius IX, c. 1860′s/1870′s. By Paul Emile Pesme.

Source: Rijksmuseum.

Friday, December 15, 2017

View of an Excavated Burial Ground of Christianized Native Americans From The 1500's/1600's in St. Augustine, Florida (1936/1937)


View of an excavated burial ground of Christianized Native Americans from the 1500's/1600's in St. Augustine, Florida. Photographed inside protective structure in 1936/1937. By Frances Benjamin Johnston.

Source: Library of Congress.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Stereoview Portrait of a Group Posing on a Beach in Old Orchard Beach, Maine (1800′s)


Stereoview portrait of a group posing on a beach in Old Orchard Beach, Maine, c. 1800′s. By A. J. Whittemore.

Source: New York Public Library.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Map Showing the Possible Routes Which German Zeppelins Could Use to Bomb England Published Near the Start of World War 1 in August 1914


Map showing the possible routes which German Zeppelins could use to bomb England published near the start of World War 1 in August 1914. From The Illustrated War News magazine published in 1914.

Monday, November 27, 2017

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Portrait of Union Soldiers of the 56th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Regiment Playing a Game of Cards in a Camp During the American Civil War (1860′s)


Portrait of Union soldiers of the 56th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Regiment playing a game of cards in a camp during the American Civil War, c. 1860′s. From the book War Diary and Letters of Stephen Minot Weld, 1861-1865 published in 1912.

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Map of French Forts Surrounding Paris Published Near The Start of World War 1 in September 1914


Map of French forts surrounding Paris published near the start of World War 1 in September 1914. From The Illustrated War News magazine published in 1914.

Friday, November 24, 2017

Propaganda Composite Photo Postcard Showing a Smiling German Who Has Captured Three Allied Soldiers and Put Them in Chains Which Was Published During the Early Months of World War 1 (1914)


Propaganda composite photo postcard showing a smiling German who has captured three Allied soldiers (British, Russian, and French) and put them in chains which was published during the early months of World War 1 in 1914. From The Illustrated War News magazine published in 1914.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Portrait of Union Drummer Boy George D. Howell Who Served With Company H of the 23rd Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Regiment During the American Civil War (1860′s)


Portrait of Union drummer boy George D. Howell who served with Company H of the 23rd Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Regiment during the American Civil War, c. 1860′s. From the book History of the Twenty Third Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Birney's Zouaves Three Months and Three Years Service published in 1904.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

“The First Photograph From the Front: German Cavalrymen, Wounded During the Advance on Liège, Being Bandaged” (1914)


“The first photograph from the front: German cavalrymen, wounded during the advance on Liège, being bandaged.” Taken during the German invasion of Belgium in August 1914. From The Illustrated War News magazine published in 1914.

Instantaneous Stereoview of Sailing Vessels in Havana Harbor, Cuba (1860)


Instantaneous stereoview of sailing vessels in Havana Harbor, Cuba, 1860. By American photographer George Barnard.

Source: Library of Congress.

Monday, November 6, 2017

Copy Negative Portrait of a Woman and Child Only Identified as R. Mead (1860′s)


Copy negative portrait of a woman and child only identified as R. Mead, c. 1860′s. Possibly intended to be made into a hidden mother carte de visite print. Attributed to Mathew Brady.

Source: National Archives and Records Administration.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

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