Sunday, June 24, 2018

View of Traffic on California Street in San Francisco, California (1865)


View of traffic on California Street in San Francisco, California, 1865.

Source: Library of Congress.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

View of a Busy Market Street in San Francisco, California (1890′s)


View of a busy Market Street in San Francisco, California, c. 1890′s. By Isaiah West Taber.

Source: Library of Congress.

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Union Soldiers and Civilians Posing in an Encampment and On the Ruins of the Morris Island Lighthouse Near Charleston, South Carolina, During the American Civil War (1863)


Union soldiers and civilians posing in an encampment and on the ruins of the Morris Island Lighthouse near Charleston, South Carolina, during the American Civil War in July or August 1863. Some of the men on the pile of rubble are possibly watching distant exchanges of artillery fire by Union and Confederate forces in Charleston Harbor. By photographers Haas and Peale.

Source: Library of Congress.

Friday, May 11, 2018

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Portrait of a Group of German Soldiers Posing With Three Sitting Allied Prisoners of War Somewhere in Germany During World War 1 (1910's)


Portrait of a group of German soldiers posing with three sitting Allied prisoners of war somewhere in Germany during World War 1. One of the prisoners is identified as Private P. Robertson who served with the Royal Army Medical Corps.

Source: Wellcome Images.

Saturday, April 7, 2018

Portrait of Firemen Posing With a Steam Pumper Fire Engine Named Mazeppa No 3 in Factory Square in Fitchburg, Massachusetts (1866)


Portrait of firemen posing with a steam pumper fire engine named Mazeppa No 3 in Factory Square in Fitchburg, Massachusetts, 1866. From the book Fitchburg Past and Present by William Andrew Emerson published in 1903.

Portrait of a Group of Employees Including Bartenders and Dancers Posing in Front of Hovey’s Dance Hall in Clifton, Arizona Territory (1884)


Portrait of a group of employees including bartenders and dancers posing in front of Hovey’s Dance Hall in which they worked in Clifton, Arizona Territory, 1884. The dance hall's manager, Anton Mazzanovich, is posing next to a tree, second from right.

Source: National Archives and Records Administration.
More information at Arizona State Archives. 
More information at Tucson.com.

Thursday, March 29, 2018

An Ancient Native American Mummy Discovered in Utah Before and After Being "Restored" With Caustic Potash in the Early 1900's


An ancient Native American mummy discovered in Utah before and after being "restored" with caustic potash in the early 1900's. From the book Personal Identification Methods For the Identification of Individuals, Living or Dead published in 1918.

Saturday, March 24, 2018

View of People Posing in Front of Shops Along Main Street in Fitchburg, Massachusetts (1867)


View of people posing along Main Street in Fitchburg, Massachusetts, 1867. By James E. Morse. From the book Fitchburg Past and Present by William Andrew Emerson published in 1903.

Portrait of Future Opera Singer Adelina Patti Pointing at a Print of Swedish Opera Singer Jenny Lind (1854)


Portrait of future opera singer Adelina Patti pointing at a print of Swedish opera singer Jenny Lind, c. 1854. By American photographer Frederick DeBourg Richards.

Source: Library of Congress.

Daguerreotype View of a House at the Corner of Chestnut Street and Strawberry Alley in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (1845)


Daguerreotype view of a house at the corner of Chestnut Street and Strawberry Alley in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, c. 1845. By William Young McAllister.

Source: Library of Congress.

Thursday, March 22, 2018

View Taken During the Laying of the Cornerstone Ceremony of Rollstone Church in Fitchburg, Massachusetts (1868)


View taken during the laying of the cornerstone ceremony of Rollstone Church in Fitchburg, Massachusetts, October 5, 1868. From the book Fitchburg Past and Present by William Andrew Emerson published in 1903.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Glass Stereoview of George Washington’s Mount Vernon Plantation House in Fairfax County, Virginia (1850′s)


Glass stereoview of George Washington’s Mount Vernon plantation house in Fairfax County, Virginia, c. 1850′s. It was probably owned by John Augustine Washington, a great grandnephew of George Washington, at the time that the photograph was taken by the Langenheim brothers.

Source: New York Public Library.

Friday, March 16, 2018

Glass Stereoview of a Group Posing in Front of a House Along the Hudson River Somewhere in New York or New Jersey (1850′s/1860′s)


Glass stereoview of a group posing in front of a house along the Hudson River somewhere in New York or New Jersey, c. 1850′s/1860′s.

Source: New York Public Library.

Portrait of Union Soldier Sergeant Abraham G. Mills Who Served With Company E of the 165th New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment During the American Civil War (1862)


Portrait of Union soldier Sergeant Abraham G. Mills who served with Company E of the 165th New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment (also known as the Second Battalion, Duryée’s Zouaves) during the American Civil War, 1862. From the book History of the Second Battalion Duryee Zouaves One Hundred and Sixty-fifth Regt. New York Volunteer Infantry published in 1905.