Monday, July 31, 2017

Portrait of Two Men Wearing Civilian Clothing Posing in Fort Beauregard in Manassas, Virginia, During the American Civil War (1860’s)


Portrait of two men wearing civilian clothing posing in Fort Beauregard in Manassas, Virginia, during the American Civil War, c. 1860’s. Attributed to Mathew Brady.

Source: National Archives and Records Administration.

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Stereoview Portrait of American Composer and Pianist Louis Moreau Gottschalk Posing With Two Friends (1860′s)


Stereoview portrait of American composer and pianist Louis Moreau Gottschalk (left) posing with two friends, c. 1860′s. By George Stacy.

Source: Library of Congress.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Carte De Visite View of a Busy Street in the Montmartre Section of Paris, France (1865)


Carte de visite view of a busy street in the Montmartre section of Paris, France, c. 1865.

Source: Rijksmuseum.

Sequence of Photographs of Union Army Covered Wagons On The Move Picking Up and Carrying Off Supplies, Ambulances, Horses, an Encampment, and Docked Transport Vessels at Belle Plain Along Potomac Creek in Virginia During the American Civil War (1864)

 

Sequence of photographs of Union Army covered wagons on the move picking up and carrying off supplies, ambulances, horses, an encampment, and docked transport vessels at Belle Plain along Potomac Creek in Virginia during the American Civil War, c. 1864. Two additional photographs show army or civilian teamsters posing for the camera and a darkroom used by the photographer to develop all of the photographs.

These four looped photographs were taken in quick succession with a 4-lens stereoscopic camera and reveal that a time of possibly a few seconds between when the images on the glass negative plate were exposed. A primitive film emerges when they are animated as seen here. They were probably taken by a photographer employed by Mathew Brady.

Source: National Archives and Records Administration.

View of the Parlor of G. Ronnsaville’s House on LaSalle Street in Chicago, Illinois (1800′s)


View of the parlor of G. Ronnsaville’s house on LaSalle Street in Chicago, Illinois, c. 1800′s. By C. Allgeier.

Source: New York Public Library.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Copy Negative of a Daguerreotype Portrait of a Woman Identified as Mrs. Clagett (1840′s/1850′s)


Copy negative of a daguerreotype portrait of a woman identified as Mrs. Clagett, c. 1840′s/1850′s. Copy negative taken by Washington, D.C., photographer C.M. Bell in the 1890′s.

Source: Library of Congress.

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Copy Negative of a Carte De Visite Portrait of a US Navy Lieutenant W. Mitchell (1860's/1870's)


Copy negative of a carte de visite portrait of a US Navy Lieutenant W. Mitchell, c. 1860's/1870's. Copy negative by Washington, D.C., photographer C.M. Bell.

Source: Library of Congress.

Animated Stereoscopic Photographs of Jesse Grant (1860's)


Animated stereoscopic photographs of Jesse Grant, c. 1860's. He was the father of Ulysses S. Grant and served as the mayor of the towns of Georgetown, Ohio, in the 1830's and Bethel, Ohio, in the 1850's. By Mathew Brady.

Source: National Archives and Record Administration.

Saturday, July 8, 2017