Friday, March 30, 2018

Daguerreotype Portrait of an Unidentified Man Smoking a Pipe (1853)


Daguerreotype portrait of an unidentified man smoking a pipe, 1853.

Source: Rijksmuseum.

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.

Monday, March 5, 2018

Self-Portrait of American Photographer Frederick DeBourg Richards (1850′s)


Self-portrait of American photographer Frederick DeBourg Richards, c. 1850′s.

Source: Library of Congress.

Portrait of Musicians of Green’s Band of Fitchburg, Massachusetts (1860)


Portrait of musicians of Green’s Band of Fitchburg, Massachusetts, posing with their instruments, 1860. From left to right: cornetist C. S. Litch, clarinetist Captain A. A. Walker, first violinist Stephen A. Miller, second violinist Simeon Green, tubaist Aron K. Litch, and bass violinist Cassius Stearns. By J. C. Moulton. From the book Fitchburg Past and Present by William Andrew Emerson published in 1903.

Saturday, March 3, 2018