Monday, October 15, 2018

Tintype Portrait of Three Men Smoking Cigars (1880's/1890's)


Tintype portrait of three men smoking cigars, c. 1880-1900.

Rijksmuseum.

Monday, October 1, 2018

Monday, September 24, 2018

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Animated Stereoview of Two Men Posing With the Taughannock Giant Near Taughannock Falls, New York (1879)



Animated stereoview of two men posing with the Taughannock Giant near Taughannock Falls, New York, 1879. By W. L. Hall. The body turned out to be a hoax created by locals.

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Source: New York Public Library.

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Portrait of Colour Sergeant J. Mullins Posing With a Cased Photograph and Sword While Serving With the Royal Marine Artillery (1858)


Portrait of Colour Sergeant J. Mullins posing with a cased photograph and sword while serving with the Royal Marine Artillery, 1858. From an issue of Black and White Budget published in 1900.

Saturday, August 11, 2018

“Lady Exhibitors at the Crystal Palace Cat Show” (1901)


“Lady exhibitors at the Crystal Palace Cat Show.” Photograph taken by Russell and Sons at the Crystal Palace in London, England, c. 1901. From an issue of Black and White Budget.

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Photograph Said to Be Taken During a Slave Auction in the Cheapside Area of Lexington, Kentucky (1862)


Photograph said to be taken during a slave auction in the Cheapside area of Lexington, Kentucky, c. 1861-1862. The man standing on a platform in the center waving his arms looks as though he is an auctioneer. The bovine in the left background might suggest that the photo actually depicts a livestock auction, although Cheapside was the location of a slave market in the period. Originally published in the book Slavery Times in Kentucky by John Winston Coleman.

Source: New York Public Library.
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Monday, July 2, 2018

A Group Playing a Game of Faro in the Orient Saloon in Bisbee, Arizona (1900)


A group playing a game of faro in the Orient Saloon in Bisbee, Arizona, c. 1900. By photographer C. S. Fly. The men are identified as: "Left to right - Tony Downs (standing with derby) part owner; Doyle, a concert hall singer at corner of table, sitting, with derby; back of him standing is Dutch Kid; Sleepy Dick, the porter, to right with light felt; Charlie Bassett, with soft felt hat in rear next to wall; dealer is Johnny Murphy, and Smiley Lewis in silk hat."

Source: National Archives and Records Administration.

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.