Thursday, November 30, 2017

Daguerreotype Portrait of an Unidentified Man (1850′s)


Daguerreotype portrait of an unidentified man, c. 1850′s.

Source: Smithsonian American Art Museum.

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.