Sunday, October 29, 2017

Animated Stereoview of an African American Man at the Reins of a Horse-Drawn Cart Carrying Cotton in Gainesville, Florida (1800's)


Animated stereoview of an African American man at the reins of a horse-drawn cart carrying cotton in Gainesville, Florida, c. 1800's.

Source: New York Public Library.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Friday, October 13, 2017

Carte De Visite Portrait of German Field Marshal Helmuth Von Moltke the Elder (1870′s)


Carte de visite portrait of German field marshal Helmuth von Moltke the Elder, c. 1870′s.

Source: Rijksmuseum.

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